Illegal Wildlife Trade Debate
Despite significantly increased international interest in addressing the illegal wildlife trade, this issue continues to present a serious challenge for global conservation efforts.
On Tuesday, September 26th, John Simpson, CBE, BBC World Affairs Editor, will chair this lively debate. Panellists will address the many dimensions of the illegal wildlife trade and its consequences, including those arising from accountability, donor interests, evidence-based policy and livelihood concerns of local communities.
Confirmed panellists include:
- Alexander Rhodes, Founding CEO, Stop Ivory & Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
- Sabri Zain, Director of Policy, TRAFFIC
- E.J. Milner-Gulland, Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity & Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, University of Oxford
- Elizabeth L. Bennett, Vice President, Species Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society
Doors will open at 16.30, and the debate will start promptly at 17.00.
Please note, due to extenuating circumstances, Kaddu Sebunya, President, African Wildlife Foundation, the advertised panelist will no longer be able to attend.
As this event is held in-line with and during our Symposium, 25-27 September, already registered delegates do not need to pre-register (above) to secure their place.
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