Situation analysis - Week 3

Giant ibis poaching for bushmeat

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I would like to offer to form a group to discuss the situation for Giant ibis, the national bird of Cambodia and critically endangered species, that is, among other things, threatened by poaching for bushmeat.  This is a topical issue due to the impact of COVID on rural people who have lost their jobs and are turning to wildlife as a source of protein.

Please feel welcome to join this group in the live session.

Cheers

Tony Lynam

Antony Lynam

Conservation Technology Field Solutions, Wildlife Conservation Society

My research interests include the natural history & conservation ecology of small mammals, wild cats, Asian elephants, and tapirs, species responses to deforestation & habitat fragmentation, hunting & wildlife trade. I work at the interface between conservation science & applied wildlife management, using evidence-based approaches, statistical analysis, & technologies (camera-trapping, RS imagery, Cybertracker, SMART) to advise the conservation of wildlife populations in tropical Asia and East Africa.
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Go to the profile of Stephanie Pendry
about 1 year ago

Hi Tony, are you in the 10am session on Monday? I'd like to join your group if you are thanks. Stephanie

Go to the profile of Antony Lynam
about 1 year ago

Hi Stephanie, Yes I will be in the 10am session Monday (today).  Please join in!

Go to the profile of Mariasole Calbi
about 1 year ago

It souds very interesting to me too! I will be happy to join 

Sole

Go to the profile of Antony Lynam
about 1 year ago

Hi Mariasole, Welcome to the Giant ibis situation analysis!

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
about 1 year ago

This sounds interesting! I didn't know bushmeat was an issue with the Giant ibis. I am looking forward to learning more. 

Go to the profile of Antony Lynam
about 1 year ago

Hi Beth, Yes this the background to this particular situation is described here

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/04/poachers-kill-3-near-extinct-giant-ibises-amid-pandemic-pressure-in-cambodia/

Go to the profile of Lindsey West
about 1 year ago

Hi Tony, I'd like to join your group.  Threats to endangered species and working with rural communities are both very relevant to my work so it sounds very interesting.  See you soon.