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…]
Just out in PLOS One, a paper (get it HERE!) I co-authored with colleagues at the University of Kent on the preferences of wild meat consumers in Vietnam. The country is a significant consumer of wildlife, particularly wild meat, in urban restaurant settings. To meet this demand, poaching of wildlife is widespread, threatening regional and … [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)