Andrew Bladon

Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Academic or Research Institute

Areas of expertise

Monitoring and evaluation Research Species Management

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?

Not applicable

Influencer Of


Channels contributed to:

Capacity development

Rooms participated in:

Celebrating our work & nature

Recent Comments

Oct 28, 2021
Replying to Monica Yap

Hi Andrew, Thank you for sharing, very interesting and informative studies.  For anti-poaching, are you aware of any assessment in regards to actions such as creating a new economy for the locals, so they can choose to protect wildlife rather then poach with equal or great financial (or essential needs such as drinking water) gain? 

Hi Monica, there are a few such studies - e.g., but not many. You can search our website for keywords such as "poaching" and see what else comes up -

Aug 10, 2021
Replying to Lucy Tallents

Thanks for sharing, Andrew!  I'm curious - is there a summary list of actions which seem promising but for which too little evidence exists?

I'm afraid not, no. We could theoretically extract such a list, by selecting actions where the effectiveness was scored highly (say above 60%) but the certainty was low (below 40%, which always leads to an action being classed as "Unknown effectiveness"). If you're interested in doing this for a project, then I could ask about whether we could do it?

Aug 03, 2021
Replying to Kristi Foster

Congrats and thanks for sharing. We've added this to our new guide What is conservation? and will aim to promote this resource to our audience on social media also.

That's awesome, thank you!