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!
This NEW paper in Animal Conservation looks at the trade-offs made by people in China across rural and urban areas when it comes to the use of trophy hunting. Download it here! The use of trophy hunting as a wildlife management option has been a highly controversial topic, especially in southern Africa, but trophy hunting … [Read more…]
Dan Challender, University of Oxford; Amy Hinsley, University of Oxford; Diogo Veríssimo, University of Oxford, and Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes, University of Oxford The early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic have been linked to a “wet” market in Wuhan, in the Hubei province of eastern China. Wet markets are common in Asia, Africa and elsewhere, selling … [Read more…]
I was lucky to be part of the last episode of the latest episode of the BBC’s Podcast “Costing the Earth“, which is dedicated to the impact of Chinese Traditional Medicine on Wildlife Trade. I talked about the potential impacts of the expansion of the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine around the world and the … [Read more…]
A first! For the first time one of my articles has been translated to Chinese! A few weeks ago I wrote a piece for The Conversation entitled “Will optimistic stories get people to care about nature?” where I argue that there is a lot to gain from not succumbing to the doom and gloom messages … [Read more…]
During the past few months many media outlets have reported that the movie blockbuster Zootopia is dirving the demand for pet Fennec Foxes in China. I had a look at the exiting evidence (with the key support of coauthor Anita Wan) and come to some surprising conclusions in a blogpost for National Geographic! Read it … [Read more…]
In 2014, one rhino was killed every eight hours. That was in South Africa alone, where most of the world’s rhinos live. At this rate, rhino deaths may overtake births by 2016-2018, making the concept of the rhino’s extinction very real. Spurred by this grim prospect, governments, businesses and governmental organizations have discussed a wide … [Read more…]