Traditional survey methods to assess preferences for biodiversity can be costly and time consuming. Can we use, instead, social media to understand tourists´ preferences for nature-based experiences in protected areas? Read our new paper (accepted paper, so uncorrected proofs) in Conservation Letters to find out.
How can trophy hunting contribute to biodiversity conservation? In an article published in TREE last year, I analyzed the pros and cons of trophy hunting in sub-Saharan Africa, following the controversial killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, and made recommendations how to make trophy hunting more sustainable, including suggestions for certification schemes. In a follow up popular article published in The Conversation, these concepts were explained in a simpler way for a broader audience. Views on the topic are of course polarized, with great emphasis, as it should be, on animal welfare concerns. I was interviewed by the main newspaper in Finland (sorry only in Finnish and not in English), the Helsingin Sanomat, in an article published on the 4th of January.
The project Investigating illegal wildlife trade: innovative approaches to inform global conservation policy is getting more attention, as I was interviewed by ResearchGate for their news blog. Here is a link
A new interview on my project Investigating illegal wildlife trade: innovative approaches to inform global conservation policy that appeared on the Academy of Finland webpage