Seminar – Illegal Wildlife Trade in Africa

In conjunction with the Africa Oxford Initiative and the Interdiscplinary Centre for Conservation Science, we are pleased to welcome you to our seminar on the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Africa.

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from five leading African conservationists who will be talking about their work to halt the illegal wildlife trade on the continent.

Each researcher will be talking about the challenges of carrying out conservation in their countries and the different solutions they are employing to help. Short presentations will be followed by a panel discussion, and the event will close with a poster session and time to meet the speakers.


  • Gathering the Evidence for Action: Ghana’s Pangolin Trade presented by Kofi Amponsah-Mensah, Centre for African Wetlands, University of Ghana. Find out more here.
  • Towards Sustainable Wildlife Conservation: A Case Study of Wildlife Crimes in Two Major Protected Areas and Adjacent Communities in Zimbabwe presented by Edson Gandiwa, School of Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe. Find out more here.
  • Decline of the wild ploughshare tortoise caused by its illegal international trade presented by Angelo Ramy Mandimbihasina, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Madagascar. Find out more here.
  • Enhanced Equity and Governance, Reduced Illegal Resource Use at Uganda Protected Areas presented by Medard Twinamatsiko, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda. Find out more here.
  • A Roaring Trade? Traditional Medicine and the Illegal Trade in Wildlife in Southern Africa presented by Vivienne L. Williams, School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Find out more here.

All welcome to attend this seminar. Book your participation here (drinks and nibbles will be available).