I was one of the guests in the latest episode of the WildCats Conservation Alliance “Pawcast” focused on influencing consumer behaviour in the context of the illegal trade in tiger parts. It was great to have the chance to discuss some of the challenges around influencing behaviour.. Have a listen below!
Laura Thomas-Walters, University of Kent; Bob Smith, University of Kent, and Diogo Veríssimo, University of Oxford Conservationists have been working for decades to save species such as pangolins and rhinos from illegal hunting and trading. And, with fears that the coronavirus pandemic originated from the wildlife trade, there’s never been more pressure to find solutions. … [Read more…]
We recently published a paper on the effective use of consumer research methods to inform demand management interventions, based on work carried out in São Tomé and Principe regarding sea turtle meat and eggs. The full text can be found here, but we have a variety of other formats we are using to disseminate our … [Read more…]
EXTRA! EXTRA! Just out in the journal Conservation Biology is a review of of demand reduction interventions for wildlife trade products. My co-author Anita Wan and I reviewed more than 200 campaigns and look at they were distributed through time, space and in terms of biological groups (see below). We also looked at what information … [Read more…]
Today I bring you my latest blogpost on the National Geographic Voices blog! It talks about the work I have being doing with ATM, a Portuguese NGO dedicated to the conservation of marine turtles in Portuguese speaking countries. We have been working on a social marketing campaign to reduce the demand for sea turtle meat … [Read more…]
Last week I presented at Towards a sustainable and legal wildlife trade: An international 2-day symposium, and event organized by the Durrell Institue of Conservation and Ecology and the International Trade Centre. My talk, entitled How effective are conservation interventions at managing demand for wildlife products? is now available online (from minute 25 onwards)
Today my piece on the importance of demand reduction was published in the conversation.com! Read it below! Poaching rhinos for their horns is one of the most publicized conservation issues worldwide. From global trade bans and surveillance drones, to the involvement of celebrities such as British royal Prince Charles and NBA star Yao Ming, it … [Read more…]