Oxford Martin Programme on Wildlife Trade Progress Report (Y4)
In Year 4, we have been moving towards the next phase of the programme; our team's salaries are no longer being supported from the programme's funds, and our governance and reporting structures are evolving into more light-touch forms. Several students are completing their work, and we have been thinking towards the future for the programme. In this report, we provide a summary of our work in Year 4 as well as reflecting on progress made by the programme.
Published: Jun 2021 | Categories: Reports
Oxford Martin Programme on Wildlife Trade_Year 4 Report

Horizon scanning for illegal wildlife trade: a strategic approach to inform future CITES policy decisions
This Briefing Document presents the results and methodology of the first horizon scan undertaken in relation to global illegal wildlife trade (IWT). Results highlighted in this document specifically support and complement CoP18 agenda items 15.1 and 20 and are extracted from a complete manuscript currently available online. The methodology presented offers a recommended approach for CITES Parties and other stakeholders to consider regularly undertaking to identify issues of relevance to their strategic decision-making concerning IWT.
Esmail, N. Harrington, L. Lam, J. Malsch, K. Milner-Gulland, E.J., Bending, Z. ‘t Sas-Rolfes, M. (2019). Horizon Scanning for Illegal Wildlife Trade: A Strategic Approach to Inform Future CITES Policy Decisions. https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/publications/cites-briefing-2019/
Published: Aug 2019 | Categories: Reports Research Briefs
CITES horizon scanning policy briefing

Global Wildlife Cybercrime Action Plan
Historically the sale of illegal wildlife occurred in traditional markets but since the growth of the internet, there is compelling evidence that wildlife traffickers are going online to reach a vast virtual marketplace, making wildlife crime a form of cyber-enabled crime. This Action Plan calls for actors from government, inter-governmental organisations, enforcement agencies, private companies, non-governmental organisations and academics to map out our collective goals, outline the steps which must be taken to achieve these, and provide a reporting mechanism for adaptive management of the plan.
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Interpol, WWF, TRAFFIC, Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (2018). Global Wildlife Cybercrime Action Plan: A Call to Action for the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. London, UK.
Published: Jan 2019 | Categories: Reports
Global Wildlife Cybercrime Action Plan

Reducing demand for illegal wildlife products: Research analysis on strategies to change illegal wildlife product consumer behaviour
The illegal trade in wildlife is a substantial threat to the survival of many species. Past efforts to address this trade have been primarily focused on law enforcement to prevent the poaching and illegal harvest of animals and plants, and trafficking of their parts, products and derivatives along trade routes. However, a complementary effort is also required to address demand amongst consumers. This need has been recognised by governments, international organisations, NGOs and others, through several highlevel declarations and commitments to action. Stakeholders now have an imperative to understand and apply the most effective and efficient strategic approaches through which to change consumer choice, and shift purchasing preference and buyer behaviour away from illegal wildlife products. Within this context, the UK government commissioned and funded a research project to identify insights into what could be effective in changing illegal wildlife product consumer behaviour. The project has been implemented by a consortium of organisations, featuring TRAFFIC, WWF, Imperial College London and the University of Oxford.
Burgess G., Zain S., Milner-Gulland E.J., Eisingerich A. B., Sharif V., Ibbett H., Olmedo Castro A., Sohl H. 2018. Reducing demand for illegal wildlife products: Research analysis on strategies to change illegal wildlife product consumer behaviour.
Published: Sep 2018 | Categories: Reports
Reducing demand for illegal wildlife products

Wildlife Trade Symposium 2017: Reviews from bursary delegates
As part of San Diego Zoo Global’s support at our 2017 Wildlife Trade Symposium, we supported nine delegates from developing countries through a bursary scheme. Read testimonials on how their attendance at our Symposium has since helped them on their path to addressing the illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade.
Published: Dec 2017 | Categories: Reports

Wildlife Trade Symposium 2017: Plenary presentations and discussions
Visual summary of plenary presentations and discussions from day 1 of Evolving Perspectives on the demand for illegal wildlife products
Published: Dec 2017 | Categories: Reports

Programme Briefing Aug 2017
The Global Threat To Biodiversity From Wildlife Trade - A Major 21st Century Challenge
E.J. Milner-Gulland (Zoology) Joss Wright (Oxford Internet Institute)
Published: Aug 2017 | Categories: Reports
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Programme Launch Report
The Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade was officially launched on December 2, 2016. Almost 50 stakeholders attended the meeting at the Oxford Martin School to celebrate the launch, present the programme's vision and receive feedback and ideas on its development (reflected in this report): https://www.illegalwildlifetrade.net/events/past-events/?event_id1=5
Published: Dec 2016 | Categories: Reports
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