Seminar: Illegal Wildlife Trade in Africa

Past Event

15 October 2018, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

This event is organised by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, in conjunction with the Africa Oxford Initiative and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science.

All are welcome to attend this seminar and free tickets can be booked via this link:

This is a unique opportunity to hear from five leading African conservationists who will be talking about their work to halt the illegal wildlife trade on the African 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 - 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 - 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 - Angelo Ramy Mandimbihasina, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Madagascar. Find out more here

• Enhanced Equity and Governance, Reduced Illegal Resource Use at Uganda Protected Areas - 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 - Vivienne L. Williams, School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Find out more here