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Corruption and state-corporate crime in fisheries
Jan 12, 2017 · File

Corruption and state-corporate crime in fisheries

The study explores the political economy of how international (mostly Russian) fleets were able to over-exploit Senegal’s fisheries despite both legal barriers and civic resistance from the fishing community.

Legal Ivory Trade in a Corrupt World and its Impact on African Elephant Population
Jan 05, 2017 · File

Legal Ivory Trade in a Corrupt World and its Impact on African Elephant Population

The author attempts to assess how a legal trade in ivory is likely to affect elephant populations.

Rethinking Corruption in Conservation Crime: Insights from Madagascar
Jan 05, 2017 · File

Rethinking Corruption in Conservation Crime: Insights from Madagascar

The researchers found that non-compliance with conservation rules were associated with a lack of knowledge or interest in conservation, poor recollection of forest rules, and uneven enforcement.

Investing in Threatened Species Conservation: Does Corruption Outweigh Purchasing Power?
Jan 05, 2017 · File

Investing in Threatened Species Conservation: Does Corruption Outweigh Purchasing Power?

The authors assessed where the best value for money might be obtained for investment in threatened species that occur at a single site, when taking into account corruption.

UNDERSTANDING ILLEGALITY AND CORRUPTION IN FOREST    MANAGEMENT: A LITERATURE REVIEW
Jan 05, 2017 · File

UNDERSTANDING ILLEGALITY AND CORRUPTION IN FOREST MANAGEMENT: A LITERATURE REVIEW

The review aimed to provide a clear theoretical reasoning for how illegality and corruption affect forest management, summarize empirical findings, and discuss how international protection efforts were affecting forestry.

Elephant conservation and corruption beyond the ivory trade
Jan 05, 2017 · File

Elephant conservation and corruption beyond the ivory trade

The paper is largely a reaction to a commentary (Bennett 2015, below) on the risks of corruption in a legal ivory trade, noting that there is evidence of corruption undermining just about “every aspect of elephant conservation, and there is…

Corruption in the commons: Why bribery hampers enforcement of environmental regulations in South African fisheries
Jan 05, 2017 · File

Corruption in the commons: Why bribery hampers enforcement of environmental regulations in South African fisheries

Sundström examines how twelve small-scale fishers understand the relationship between the prevailing level of grand and petty corruption in their sector and their interest in complying with sustainable use laws.

Indigenous land tenure insecurity fosters illegal logging in Nicaragua
Dec 21, 2016 · File

Indigenous land tenure insecurity fosters illegal logging in Nicaragua

The authors conducted household survey and interviews with forestry sector officials to understand how tenure insecurity in Nicaragua affected forests and indigenous peoples, discovering the importance of looking closely at so-called legal, illegal, and corrupt practices to understand their legitimacy.

Fighting corruption in public services: chronicling Georgia’s reforms
Dec 21, 2016 · File

Fighting corruption in public services: chronicling Georgia’s reforms

Beginning in 2003, a new government transformed Georgia into an emerging middle-income, market-oriented economy within a few years; in this time, the police were universally brought in for training, resulting in a force widely regarded as more honest and representative…

Electoral Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from the Audits of Local Governments
Dec 21, 2016 · File

Electoral Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from the Audits of Local Governments

The authors examined whether mayors with re-election incentives (i.e., those not about to complete their term limits) were less corrupt than those without such incentives.

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