Welcome to Dr. Tariro Kamuti a postdoctoral fellow who is undertaking research into the ‘wildlife economy” supported by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI). Dr. Annette Hubschle, is currently the holder of a SANBI postdoc with a focus on the wildlife ranching economy. Dr Nick SImpson continues as a postdoctoral fellow exploring the "art of resilience". Dr. Louise du Toit has completed her current postdoctoral fellowship, but remains with the GRG researching energy security.
The Global Risk Governance programme, University of Cape Town and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime invite you to a seminar on "Ending Wildlife Trafficking: Communities as Change Agents".The seminar will be held on Thursday 25th October 2018 from 12:30 to 14:30.
Annette Hübschle (GRG) will be presenting the findings of the research project on the enrolments, leverages and incentive structures of legal and illegal wildlife economies at the University of Sheffield on 15 October 2018. Dr. Hübschle's talk will be based on a just released report, 'Ending wildlife trafficking: Local communities as agents of change'.
Francis Massé of the University of Sheffield and Annette Hübschle, GRG, are co-hosting a mini-workshop at the Evidence to Action Symposium. More than 250 International Wildlife Trade experts will come together at the symposium to explore how evidence can help prompt effective policy and action against illegal trade in wildlife. At Francis and Annette's mini-workshop, a diverse set of scholars will explore policy, practice, rationales and impacts of wildlife protection economies.
Current Sociology have named Annette Hubschle as "Sociologist of the month". They have granted free access during September to her article "The social economy of rhino poaching: Of economic freedom fighters, professional hunters and marginalized local people".
At the request of the Eastern and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) Annette Hubschle was asked to provide her expertise at the 4th ESAAMLG AML/CFT Public-Private Sector Dialogue (PPSD) in Male, the Seychelles from the 7th to 8th September 2018. Annette spoke about the prospects for ‘follow the money’ methodologies in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime published a report titled Ending Wildlife Trafficking: Communities as Change Agents in August 2018. The report was written by Annette Hubschle with Clifford Shearing of the Global Risk Governance programme, University of Cape Town.
Dr Annette Hübschle was interviewed by a New York Times reporter after lions killed and ate suspected rhino poachers at a private game reserve in the Eastern Cape.
Annette Hübschle presented the preliminary findings of her research on communities and conservation at the Insaka International Symposium held at the Mopani Rest Camp in Kruger National Park from 11 to 14 June 2018.
Annette Hübschle, postdoctoral researcher at the GRG, was awarded a Newton Mobility Flexibility Grant for the project “Contested illegalities: Tracking il(legality) of contested collectibles from the source to the market”.