Hi everyone! I'm Ciara, a Programme Officer in the Species team. I've been at UNEP-WCMC for just over two years, and my work mainly focuses on looking at whether trade in different species protected by CITES is likely to be sustainable. I like all the species I review but have a particular soft spot for sharks and water snakes. Prior to working here I did a PhD in primatology, based mainly in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Although I've managed projects in the past I've never received any formal training in how to do it, so am very much looking forward to learning about best practice as well as tips and tricks to make the whole process easier.