Amanda Rude
Environmental Law Associate

Amanda, from the U.S., is an expert on wildlife trade and environmental crime policy and advises EDRC on many environmental law issues.

Amanda (Mandy) Rude, JD is an expert in environmental crime. She has worked for the U.S. Department of State and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GITOC) after receiving her law degree specialising in environmental law at Lewis & Clark College of Law. She has experience in international environmental and wildlife trade law and policy analysis, organized crime programmes and management. She has regional experience working in Asia, both doing field work in Mongolia for Legal Atlas on wildlife trade policy and in Malaysia on corruption and wildlife trade. Mandy is a co-author of: Silent Steppe 2: Illegal Wildlife Trade in Mongolia. Mandy is currently based in the United States and works for IISD-Earth Negotiations Bulletin as a writer covering environmental treaty negotiations. She is also currently a contributing committee member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) and its Specialist Group on Peace, Security, and Conflict.