Event: 2017 Wildlife Trade Symposium in Oxford, UK

There will be a symposium on widlife crime hosted by the Oxford Martin Programme from September 25-27, 2017 at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. The Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) aims to provide an international hub for interdisciplinary research on IWT, and to foster strong partnerships across sectors, particularly through its annual Wildlife Trade Symposium. Registration for the event closes September 10, 2017. 

Date published: 2017/08/11

Invited speakers from academia, NGOs, and the private sector will present different perspectives, stories from the field, reflect on lessons learnt, and set the stage for further interactive and applied sessions in subsequent days of the symposium.

Presentations and panel discussions are divided into three consecutively themed sessions:

Diverse approaches to illegal wildlife trade research

  • Catalysing social and behaviour change (Gayle Burgess, TRAFFIC)
  • Exploring cultural values and preferences (Shannon Randolph, San Diego Zoo Global)
  • Mapping the emerging online trade (Joss Wright, University of Oxford)

Linking the supply and demand for wildlife products

  • Not by legality alone: Addressing shark overexploitation in Indonesia (Hollie Booth, Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia)
  • Down to the bone: South Africa’s lion trade conundrum (Michael ’t Sas-Rolfes, University of Oxford)

Changing wildlife consumption onto a legal, sustainable path

  • Producer perspectives: (Anastasiya Timoshyna, FairWild & IUCN Specialist Group on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants)
  • Practitioner perspectives: (Lixin Huang, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at California Institute of Integral Studies)

More information on sessions and speakers will be available soon.

Registration:

Full residential symposium package: £315

  • Participation, Refreshments and Lunches for all 3 days (September 25, 26 & 27)
  • Evening Wine and Poster Reception (September 25)
  • Priority Registration for Evening Debate Event (September 26)
  • Subsidised, on-site, single en-suite Accommodation, inclusive of Breakfasts for 2 nights (September 25 & 26)
  • 3-Course served Dinners for 2 evenings (September 25 & 26)

*** Residential delegates have the option of booking additional nights’ accommodation at St Catherine’s College, inclusive of breakfast for either or both nights of September 24 & 27 at a cost of £76/person/night.

Day only (non-residential) symposium package: £195

  • Participation, Refreshments and Lunches for all 3 days (September 25, 26 & 27)
  • Evening Wine and Poster Reception (September 25)
  • Priority Registration for Evening Debate Event (September 26)

*** Non-residential delegates have the option of booking supplementary, 3-course, served dinners at St Catherine’s College with residential delegates, for either or both evenings of September 25 & 26 at a cost of £27/person/dinner.