I did my Bachelor degree in Natural Resources at the University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science. Here I worked with quantifying the effect sociodemographic variables have on nature management and hunting preferences among Danish hunters. My Master thesis was done on the same faculty in collaboration with the Mara Conservancy in Kenya. Field studies were conducted in the Maasai Mara – northern Serengeti ecosystem and used poaching-related data collected during anti-poaching field patrols. The thesis investigated spatiotemporal bushmeat poaching patterns in order to optimize future patrolling effort and identify differences in poaching magnitude between adjacently located regions. Research findings were utilized to identify where and when improved or altered patrolling would benefit but also to emphasize the need for regional-specific political/community solutions to secure future wildlife.

Killing in the name of greater good? The complexities of trophy hunting

Trophy hunting is a topic that sparks discussion, often debated in the comment section of a trophy picture shared on one of many social media platforms. A middle-aged man with a wide grin on his face, posing proudly with the corpse of a dead animal. Many find such images disturbing. I mean, who wouldn’t, right? ...