Inside poaching From livelihoods to illegal wildlife trade

by Abra Lea Simonic, Alvaro Pastor Armas, Gabriela Andrea Ochoa Patino, Sergio Andres Velez Triana, and Triệu Bảo Ngọc


Thinking of poaching, words like ‘illegal’, ‘bad’, ‘wrong’ usually come to people’s mind, but have you ever wondered what might prompt people in such activities? Illegal poaching and trading of wildlife has destructive and catastrophic impacts on the ecosystem, society and the economy of the countries around the globe. Thus, understanding the history and the reasons behind poachers and poaching could potentially help to redirect resources and create different laws to achieve the goal of zero poaching. In this episode, we tried to expose the reality behind poachers, the nuances of this practice and potential solutions regarding conservation measures.


Guests/interviewees: Mr. Phạm Văn Thông, research manager at Save Vietnam Wildlife; and Ms. Nguyễn Thiên Hương, research officer & project coordinator at Greenviet.

Inspired by: Ms. Nguyễn Tâm Anh, field researcher and conservation education officer at Wildlife at Risk.


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