Sorrel Jones

Sorrel's research explores ways to tackle the bushmeat hunting crisis in West Africa.

From poachers to protectors: engaging local communities in solutions to illegal wildlife trade

Combating the surge of illegal wildlife trade (IWT) devastating wildlife populations is an urgent global priority for conservation. Here we set out a conceptual framework to guide efforts to effectively combat IWT through actions at community level.

Emiel de Lange

Emiel's PhD investigates how the transfer of information influences the effectiveness of behaviour change strategies in conservation

Investing in agroforestry options for forest restoration in Indonesia

Southeast Asia has the lowest proportion of remaining forest cover and highest rate of contemporary deforestation of any tropical region. This project aims to use agroforestry to restore degraded tropical forests in order to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as replenishing timber and non-timber forest product resources.

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“Gorilla Warfare”

Conservation PhD student Zac Baynham-Herd talks conservation, politics, and re-framing 'human-wildlife conflict' at the Bright Club stand up comedy show, Edinburgh, 28/07/16

Iain McNicol

Iain's current research examines how Tanzania's Wildlife Management Areas affect the ability of local communities to respond to environmental shocks.

Coping with El Niño in Tanzania: Differentiated local impacts and household-level responses

The impacts of El Niño are most serious in poor rural parts of the world, where households decisions about how to respond are vital if they are to minimise the harm they suffer. In this project, we examine how Wildlife Management Areas – a specific form of community-based natural resource management institution – affect the ability of local communities to respond to El Niño.