I will be looking into the contribution that areas outside of protected areas make to conservation and development goals. Before starting this PhD I worked at the UK Department for International Development and completed degrees at SOAS and Cambridge University.

How to make space for nature?

Nairobi national park Global biodiversity is being lost at an alarming rate. It is well-evidenced that this is the result of human activities, primarily agriculture and other forms of land conversion, as well as overexploitation of species. The World Wildlife Fund for Nature’s most recent Living Planet Report, published in November 2018, shows that surveyed animal populations have declined by more than 50 per cent on average in the last two generations. The recently-released global assessment from the United Nations´ leading ...