The Crimes of Wildlife Trafficking: Issues of Justice, Legality and Morality, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Crimes of Wildlife Trafficking

Issues of Justice, Legality and Morality, 1st Edition

By Ragnhild Aslaug Sollund


288 pages

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This book examines trade and trafficking in endangered animal species and how the trade increasingly puts large numbers of nonhuman species at risk. Focusing on illegal trafficking, the book also discusses the harmful aspects of the trade and trafficking which is taking place in concordance with laws and regulations. Drawing on the findings of empirical research from Norway and Colombia, the study discusses how this global, transnational trend is addressed, and features of the trade and the ways in which it is controlled in the two case study locations. It also explores the motives driving the trade, and the consequences in terms of animal abuse and environmental harm. The book discusses whether internationally agreed measures, such as international conventions, actually help prevent the trade. Possible ways to address the harms of wildlife trade are considered, including a total ban. The work draws on a green criminology and eco feminist theoretical framework to provide a broad perspective on concepts such as harm, animal rights, species justice and speciesism.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the legal and illegal abduction, theriocide and trafficking of endangered animals

Chapter 2: Methodology and ecophilosophical orientation

Chapter 3: Animals and animal products trafficked to Norway

Chapter 4: Court cases exemplifying the variations of wildlife trade and animal abuse

Chapter 5: Trafficking within Norway and from Norway to other countries

Chapter 6: The enforcement of CITES in Norway from the perspective of CITES control agencies

Chapter 7: The keeping of exotic reptiles in Norway

Chapter 8: Summary of the Norwegian case study

Chapter 9: Wildlife trafficking in Colombia

Chapter 10: The animal victims in Colombia and how they are abused

Chapter 11: Responses to wildlife trafficking by the Colombian authorities

Chapter 12: How to respond to the harms of wildlife trafficking

Chapter 13: Animal victimization in Norway and Colombia

Chapter 14: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the wildest of them all?

About the Author

Ragnhild Aslaug Sollund is Professor of Criminology at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo. Her research is in the field of green criminology, specifically wildlife crimes, and she has published widely on this and related areas.

About the Series

Green Criminology

Green Criminology
Now two decades old, green criminology - the study of environmental harm, crime, law, regulation, victimization, and justice - has increasing relevance to contemporary problems at local, national, and international levels. This series comes at a time when societies and governments worldwide seek new ways to alleviate and deal with the consequences of various environmental harms as they relate to humans, non-human animals, plant species, and the ecosystem and its components. Green criminology offers a unique theoretical perspective on how human behavior causes and exacerbates environmental conditions that threaten the planet's viability. Volumes in the series will consider such topics and controversies as corporate environmental crime, the complicity of international financial institutions, state-sponsored environmental destruction, and the role of non-governmental organizations in addressing environmental harms. Titles will also examine the intersections between green criminology and other branches of criminology and other areas of law, such as human rights and national security. The series will be international in scope, investigating environmental crime in specific countries as well as comparatively and globally. In sum, by bringing together a diverse body of research on all aspects of this subject, the series will make a significant contribution to our understanding of the dynamics between the natural world and the quite imperfect human world, and will set the stage for the future study in this growing area of concern.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General