Green Violence in the Kruger National Park: A seminar

10 Mar 2016 - 17:45


The Environmental Security Observatory (ESO) is hosting its first seminar in a series of events on emerging environmental security issues #WildlifeInCrisis. The ESO is a joint initiative of the Centre of Criminology, the Global Risk Governance Programme, both at UCT, and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.  

Professor in Environmental and Geographical Sciences Maano Ramutsindela examines ongoing green violence in the Kruger National Park within the context of peace parks in southern Africa. He teases out a suite of violent tactics across a range of actors and their implications for security, conservation and livelihoods. Maano has co-authored a journal article with Bram Büscher, entitled “Green violence: Rhino poaching and the war to save Southern Africa's peace parks”. Professor Mark Shaw of the Centre of Criminology is the respondent. An open discussion will follow. Seminar participants are encouraged to read the paper and contribute to the debate.

  • Date: 15 March 2016
  • Time: 17h30 – 19h00
  • Place: Dean’s Boardroom, Level 4, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus
  • RSVP: Melissa Meyer ( Refreshments will be served. Parking available.