I am very happy to share my first publication: Surviving the Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia: Reforming the ‘Disposal’ of Confiscated Live Animals under CITES"
The paper proposes seven key reforms to support the efficient and humane management of illegally traded wildlife for national authorities and CITES parties.
This research highlights major barriers to the proper care and disposal of live confiscated animals and proposes key reforms to improve the conservation of threatened species and the welfare of millions of illegally traded animals.
I would love to know what you think!
Rivera, S.N., Knight, A., McCulloch S.P. 2021. Surviving the Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia: Reforming the ‘Disposal’ of Confiscated Live Animals under CITES. Animals. 11(2), 439. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11020439
Two dynamic women working in the conservation sector - Marlina Moreno and Shannon Noelle Rivera, talk to Sue Stockdale about the importance of collaboration as well as some of the projects they are involved in around the world.
Marlina Moreno is a former NFL cheerleader and professional dancer turned conservation biologist, filmmaker, and digital content creator. Her work has taken her to some of the planet's wildest places -- from the Peruvian Amazon to Uganda's highest peak -- and has been featured by media outlets such as Nat Geo Wild, Forbes, CBS, and more. She is the founder of Project:Conservation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people and projects on the frontlines of conservation through visual storytelling and digital campaigns, and is creator of the popular wildlife-inspired travel blog, www.MarGoneWild.com. Instagram @marlinamoreno
Shannon Noelle Rivera is a conservation scientist, environmental consultant, and international wildlife host largely focused on the importance of intersections within conservation practice, including identifying gender-sensitive strategies within conservation, and addressing animal welfare in conservation practice. Shannon has worked throughout Southeast Asia, the Amazon region, Oceania, and North America on wildlife trafficking issues, wildlife rehabilitation, reforestation, and various other conservation initiatives. Based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, Shannon works with the state’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife; Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program and Smart Trees Pacific building urban forestry capacity throughout the state and Pacific region. Shannon has a Master of Science in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law from the University of Winchester. http://www.shannonnrivera.com Instagram @shannonnoelle
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It’s been a long time coming but Finally Announcing @SCBOceania
will be co-hosting the Hawaii Conservation Conference alongside
@HCAFriends in 2020! I’m overly excited & honored to be a part of this event, looking forward to seeing you in Honolulu
While sailing somewhere in Oceania, I got to fill
guests in on this incredible region of the world! We zoomed into Hawaii & talked about all the
Fantastic Hawaiian Creatures and Where to Find Them
Today, we dive deeper into #WildHawaii!
Our fall meeting held at the end of the month will dive into the topic of #Decolonizing #Conservation with guest speaker, Dr. Noelani Puniwai Wed. Sept. 25 17:30-19:30 Kewalo Basin Library, Honolulu RSVP here: http://bit.ly/hiscbrsvp
conducted a survey to learn how countries are managing their live animals & plants Majority of Parties seem to have zero plan of action on this. Huge conservation & animal welfare implications
Majority of Parties didn’t even respond (124 Parties), & over half of those who DID respond (58 Parties) had no established plan of action for live specimens These are LIVE animals, that we have no mechanism to manage.. HUGE GAP IN #IWT MANAGEMENT
Quick update on this agenda item: As expected, no consensus was reached! Further showing how complicated this issue is; how much more work is needed. Notable statement from #Israel: they are “unwilling to disengage” from this conversation. Best of luck to the working group!
From ‘Coordinated UN support to combat illegal wildlife trafficking’ session, #CITESCoP18 50% of UN member states enhanced cooperation for the repatriations of live illegally traded animals. But many states were “not particularly interested” in this. @UNEnvironment
for the continued support of my research During my MSc, SCB was the only org that supported & validated my animal welfare/conservation project, with the 2018 SCB Fellowship A year later & I am so proud they still find this area important to showcase!
Humbled by this group. Proud to be a part of the Urban ʻĀina symposium happening today at #HiConCon2019, and best believe this group will work beyond this week to expand this conversation