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People Dr Dan Challender

Oxford Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade


Oxford Martin Fellow

Dan Challender is an interdisciplinary conservation scientist interested in wildlife trade and use, its sustainability, governance and economics, including human behaviour, and has a particular interest in pangolins and their conservation.

He completed his PhD at DICE, University of Kent in 2014 and worked for IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, prior to joining the University of Oxford. His current research involves understanding consumer demand for pangolin products in Vietnam, evaluating the effectiveness of celebrities as a tool to change consumer behaviour, and evaluating the impact of pangolin farming on demand and wild populations. In 2012, Dan re-formed the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group and has served as its Chair since.