05 Apr 2023
Convergence of wildlife crime
Wildlife Watch, ESA-Obs
Senior Analyst, GI-TOC | Managing Director, Conservation Synergies
Alastair has more than 25 years’ of 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, developing and strengthening policy, legislation, operational frameworks and strategies, and better understanding the drivers of wildlife crime. He is also involved in an innovative approach to tackling corruption in wildlife crime.
As a Senior Analyst with the GI-TOC, Alastair is leading a project on convergence between wildlife trafficking and other illicit flows in southern and East Africa, he conducts research into illicit trafficking on the Swahili Coast (Mozambique, Tanzania, the Comoros and Madagascar, amongst others), and he helps to coordinate work in northern Mozambique.
Regional Counter-Trafficking Advisor, Wildlife Conservation Society
Independent researcher and investigator
Director General, Observatorio Nacional Ciudadano
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Senior Researcher, Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science
Associate Professor, King's College London