I was one of the recipients of this year’s David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship! This Fellowship, given by the Society for Conservation Biology, seeks to support outstanding early-career scientists who are successful at linking conservation science and its application. I will receive two years of postdoctoral support and will be moving to the USA to … [Read more…]
A few weeks ago I had my PhD viva and got a pass with no corrections! My thesis title was Advancing the flagship concept through conservation marketing and was apparently not that bad! Thanks to Prof- EJ Milner-Gulland and Dr.Dave Roberts for that great experience that is a challenging but fair viva (and for all the food)! Stay tuned … [Read more…]
A few weeks ago I had the great chance of presenting at this year’s SCCS Bangalore! I was very happy with the great response my presentation, entitled “Show Me The Money: Understanding Online Donations For Biodiversity Conservation“, received. It was a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and bring a bit of marketing … [Read more…]
I have recently edited a Special Issue on behaviour change and biodiversity conservation for the online open-access journal Conservation Evidence. This Special Issue showcases work carried out in three continents and on topics as varied as ecosystem services, tiger poaching or waste management. Find all the content here!
The “Projeto Ararinha na Natureza” led by SAVE Brasil, launched the first annual report of the conservation outreach activities it is undertaking with the aim of preparing a future reintroduction of the iconic Spix’s Macaw. The species is currently “extinct in the wild” although a number of institutions have been collaboration to return this species to its natural habitat. It has been a great pleasure to … [Read more…]
In the latest issue of Nature, I co-author a reply to S. Kumar’s article: “Extinction need not be forever“, published also in Nature about a month ago. In this reply we highlight how behavioural and ecological factors, which are not necessarily captured by genetic material, are essential not only to define a species identity but also to ensure its … [Read more…]
The Children’s book “Ten friends to remember” written as part of my interhsip with the Centre ofr Eco-cultural Studies in Sri Lanka is now available on Google Books and Mongabay.com . The book has ten stories, all illustrated by a local designer, each of which touches upon a conservation related subject, from human-elephant conflict to wildlife trade and … [Read more…]