Author: Delfina Rossi Silvano
Delfina Rossi studied economics in Barcelona and in Florence. She is formerly co-spokesperson of the Federation of Young European Greens (2010-2011) and she has been working as policy adviser in the European Parliament for Green MEP Raül Romeva (2011-2014). She is first year student of Master in Public Affairs at the LBJ School in the University of Texas at Austin.

It is Time for Congress to Take Action Against Wildlife Crime

Wildlife crime is one of the largest transnational organized crimes along with drugs, arms, and human trafficking. The U.S. Government has taken important steps to combat wildlife trafficking, however, now congress should Congress take action to consolidate the Obama administration’s

Plan your summer to protect wildlife and promote sustainable development

Bartolome, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Source: WWF, Natural Habitat Adventures Have you already planned your summer trip? Do you want to enjoy wildlife watching? Do you know how your visit will impact the local economy? If your answers are yes, keep

Can tourism promote sustainable development and protect global wildlife?

How much is an elephant worth? Nothing, the entrance fee to the zoo, or the cost of a safari? How much are you willing to pay for save a rhino? And how much are we, as a society, willing to

How range countries regulate hunting trophy exports

Sometimes western society assumes developing countries do nothing to protect its own wildlife. While that might be true in some cases, there also are cases of good wildlife management in African countries. Here, I will explore some examples of hunting regulation in

Changes in the European Wildlife Trade Framework

The European Union (EU) has a well-regulated market for wildlife hunting trophies and live wildlife trade, but there are some loopholes that allow increased wildlife trafficking to enter the EU. Therefore, the EU is reviewing its regulation to combat trafficking.

Hunter celebrities risk efforts of wildlife conservation

In 2012, the former King of Spain went to Botswana to hunting elephants and paid more $60,000 for the opportunity. Prince William and Kate from the UK are also well known for their hunting activities. Jimmy John Liautaud, the owner of the