Illegal Wildlife Trade Horizon Scan: Invitation to Participate

Post date: 
28 Mar 2018 - 18:30
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Other News

The Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade (OMP-IWT) has an opportunity to inform global policy and decision-making in advance of the international 2018 London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference. Due to the magnitude and complexity of the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT), conservationists are often only able to fight crises on the ground. To support a more proactive approach, the Programme is leading a Horizon Scan to identify and prioritise emerging issues. All those interested in contributing expertise and insight are invited to participate. You do not need a deep understanding of IWT or to be working within the area to participate. We are especially keen to hear from those in different institutions, disciplines and sectors who are open-minded thinkers.

IWT is a major and growing global threat to biodiversity, affecting both plants and animals. It is one of the highest valued illicit trade sectors and poses threats to public health and security, making it one of our most pressing challenges. The aim is to take advantage of this timely opportunity to raise awareness of political implications and enable more effective and strategic conservation action. 

To find out more and to take part in this study, please see the Call for Participation for further information. The deadline for submitting issues is April 13, 2018. Submissions can be lodged in multiple languages and participation will be facilitated remotely, but is restricted to those aged 18 years or older. Additional inquiries can be addressed to Nafeesa Esmail (OMP-IWT Rsearch Coordinator) at nafeesa.esmail@zoo.ox.ac.uk.