The Dark Links with Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Talk Tuesday 26 April 2016, 7:00 PM


A panel of explorers, scientists, journalists and experts explore the dark links between illegal wildlife trafficking and terrorism in the latest in the series of events in partnership with the Scientific Exploration Society (SES).

Chaired by Andrew Mitchell, SES chairman, forest canopy explorer and founder of the Global Canopy Programme.

The panel:

Dr Susan Canney of the Oxford Tracking Group has worked in conservation science in Africa, Asia and Europe, including living for several years in Niger and Tanzania, and being continuously engaged with the WILD Foundation’s Mali Elephant Project since 2003.

Richard Madden is a travel writer, ghostwriter, and online filmmaker who recently spent two years in the African bush reporting for The Daily Telegraph. He is particularly interested in the role responsible tourism can play in wildlife conservation.

Ian Redmond OBE, Explorer and Conservationist is renowned for his work with Mountain Gorillas and Elephants including undercover investigations and anti-poacher patrols, guided film crews and/or special interest tours into close encounters with wildlife.

Julian Newman is the campaigns director for the London-based NGO Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), he joined the organisation in 1997. EIA was established in 1984 to investigate, expose, and campaign against environmental crimes. During his time at EIA he has carried out field investigations into a range of environmental crimes, including illegal logging, smuggling of ozone-depleting chemicals and hazardous waste, as well as illicit trade in ivory and tiger parts.

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