PRESENTATIONS

PRESENTATIONS OF SPEAKERS 

 

Day 1 - bushmeat trade - 3 december 2019

The global trade of exotic animals: an overview of the scale in Belgium and in the European Union,
by Sofie Ruysschaert (WWF-Belgium)

The use of wild meat in the tropics and its implications on food security and ecosystem function,
by John Fa (Manchester Metropolitan University - CIFOR)

Controls of illegal importation of meat into Belgium through airports,
by Vera Jansegers (Customs)

Controls of illegal importation of meat into Belgium through airports,
by Rixta Lycklama à Nijeholt (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain)

The import of wildlife products for food: overview and results of a two-year study on illegal meat import conducted at Brussels airport (2017-2018),
by Anne-Lise Chaber (University of Liège & University of Adelaide)

Health risks related to the trade of exotic animals,
by Herwig Leirs (University of Antwerp)

Pathogens discovery from imported meat seized at Brussels Airport (2017-2018),
by Mutien-Marie Garigliany (University of Liège)

Identifying the drivers of local demand for African bushmeat in Western countries,
by Sandrella Morrison-Lanjouw (University Medical Center Utrecht)

Enforcement perspectives of the bushmeat trade at European and national level?
by Carole Billiet (Ghent University & Brussels Bar)

Critical analysis of the current situation,
by Erik Verheyen (Museum - Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)

 

Day 2 - trade in exotic reptiles and amphibians - 4 december 2019

Speech by Minister Marghem for the opening of the day devoted to the trade in exotic reptiles and amphibians

Threats to reptiles and amphibians posed by live trade: reconciling conservation, welfare and sustainable use,
by Richard Griffiths (University of Kent)

Animal-welfare in the context of wildlife trade,
by Marina Salas (Antwerp Zoo)

Results of a study on wildlife trade databases,
by Sonia Vanderhoeven (Belgian Biodiversity Platform)

Impacts of the trade and the keeping of reptiles and amphibians on animal, public health & animal welfare, including their abandonment,
by Frank Pasmans (Ghent University)

Consequences of trade: impacts of invasive herpetofauna on biodiversity,
by Tim Adriaens (Research Institute Nature and Forest)

Approach taken in the setting-up of positive lists of reptiles at regional level (Wallonia), 
by Claire Diederich (University of Namur)

Approach taken in the setting-up of positive lists of reptiles at regional level (Flanders), 
by Tom Hellebuyck (University of Ghent)

Who are the owners of reptiles? An ethnogeographic approach,
by Véronique Servais (University of Liège)

Challenges for a legal, sustainable and traceable trade in live amphibians and reptiles into the EU,
by Mark Auliya (Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Department Herpetology)