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Trip to South Africa

I visited South Africa for meeting up with collaborators from SANParks and discuss future research work with Prof. Rob Slotow from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Specifically, I attended a workshop on Sustainable and Health Food System in Durban about how … Continue reading

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New job opening on illegal wildlife trade!

Post-doc or PhD student with a background in data/computer science to work with me on issues around illegal wildlife trade. Please read full job description here: post_doc_dept_of_geos_january_2017. Contact me at: enrico.di.minin@helsinki.fi for more information

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New paper out in Conservation Letters!

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 … Continue reading

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Interview for Helsingin Sanomat on trophy hunting

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 … Continue reading

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ResearchGate interview

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

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Interview for the Academy of Finland

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

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Press release: Ecotourists contribute to elephant conservation

Elephants continue to decline at unprecedented rates across the African continent due to the illegal killing of elephants for their ivory. However, in southern Africa many populations are stable or increasing. According to our new paper, this could be partly due … Continue reading

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