Tag: NERC

The Natural Environment Research Council

Stopping wildlife poisoning in Cambodia

In parts of Cambodia, wildlife poisoning occurs as a method of hunting for meat consumption. Changing people's behaviour is a challenge for conservation.

The impact of uncertainty on cooperation intent in a conservation conflict

Little is known about how stakeholders in real‐life conservation conflicts respond to different types of uncertainty. We explored this question using a framed field experiment and interviews for an ongoing conflict between goose conservation and farming in Scotland.

Asking sensitive questions using the Unmatched Count Technique: Applications and guidelines for conservation

UCT can be a useful tool for estimating the extent of non-compliance within a conservation context, but careful study design, robust sampling and consistent implementation are required in order for it to be effective.

Detecting deterrence from patrol data

We test a robust, simple metric for monitoring patrol effectiveness using a mechanistic model of law‐breaking and law enforcement

The shaping of the global conservation agenda

Working alongside the IUCN, this project will identify key areas of controversy for conservation decision-makers and explore factors which shape the positions of IUCN members on these topics.

David Tooby

David's research aims to identify the position of international conservation organisations on key controversial issues

Jonathan Morley

Jonathan's research aims to examine the success of environmental safeguards in international development projects