The Interdisciplinary Conservation Network (ICN) is a bi-annual event that brings together early-career researchers (ECRs) in conservation science, providing them with the opportunity to build collaborative networks, produce strong research, and learn skills useful for their careers.
Overexploitation is a major threat to biodiversity. It threatens many species and one of the reasons I got into conservation science was to help solve this problem. I conduct research on pangolins, which are threatened by trade-driven harvest, and I have seen first-hand pangolins being killed in restaurants so I am acutely aware of what wildlife trade can entail.
New research led by the Department of Zoology's Dr Molly Grace, published today in Conservation Biology, applies the IUCN Green Status of Species for the first time. This is a new Global Standard to measure how close a species is to being fully ecologically functional across its range, and how much it has recovered thanks to conservation action.