Torsten Krause is an associate senior lecturer at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Sweden. From 2009 to 2013 he conducted his PhD research as part of the newly established research school LUCID. Krause has extensive experience in conducting fieldwork in Chile and the Ecuadorian Amazon on the social and environmental impacts of conservation projects. His current research covers hunting and defaunation in tropical forests, with a focus on the Colombian and Ecuadorian Amazon (financed by the Swedish Science Council - Vetenskapsrådet).
"The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort, and only in the most urgent and dire of situations—we are not in one of those situations now."