03 Dec 2020
Trafficking Malagasy Tortoises
Senior Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
Alastair has 25 years’ experience implementing and leading field-conservation programs in the Horn of Africa, east and southern Africa. This includes designing, establishing and leading protected area support projects and multi-project country programs in Ethiopia and Mozambique, and supporting and/or overseeing similar programs in Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda and Madagascar. Latterly his work included supporting Governments, NGOs and other partners to build capacity to tackle wildlife crime through targeted investigations into transnational networks, establishing wildlife crime units, strengthening policy, legislation and operational frameworks, and better understanding the drivers of wildlife crime.
Currently Alastair coordinates the GI’s Resilience Fund work in Mozambique, and is also conducting research into illicit trafficking, with a particular focus on the illegal wildlife trade, in Mozambique, Tanzania, the Comoros and Madagascar, amongst others.
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