Symposium Eco-Crime: Illegal Deforestation

Tuesday, 07 May 2013, 19:30 - 21:30
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Location Vrijhof Amphitheatre - University of Twente

LA Voz in collaboration with Studium Generale would like to kindly invite you to our next event: Symposium Eco-crime: illegal deforestation.

Ecological crime is a new branch of global organized crime. It has become highly lucrative to deal in Nature’s precious resources. One of these resources is the tropical rainforest. As a result of illegal logging, only 10% of the original primary forest cover remains today. It is therefore of vital importance that national and international laws are established. However, this remains a tremendous challenge for many countries. This symposium focuses on the causes of illegal logging, the extent of deforestation and the solutions, both at a (trans)national level as well as on the level of local communities.


  • Dr. Tim Boekhout van Solinge. Assistant professor in criminology at Utrecht University. Prof. Dr. Andrew Skidmore. Head of the Department of Natural Resources at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the UT and Professor of Land Cover Mapping and Monitoring at Wageningen University.
  • Dr. Arturo Balderas obtained his PhD degree at the Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development, UT.


We would love to see you there!

Free Entrance

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