How can behavioural insights research help reduce demand for products of illegal wildlife trade?

7 March 2018, 4pm


A two-day workshop to explore the opportunities and challenges of delivering campaigns to reduce demand for Illegal Wildlife Trade products.

7 & 8 March 2018, University of Cambridge

In October 2018, the UK will host a major international conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, which will be co-funded by the FCO, Defra and DFID. The Foreign Secretary is committed to making significant progress on tackling IWT and has asked for an ambitious conference programme, along with a series of events over the coming year.

In support of this initiative, CSaP is hosting a workshop over two days bringing together a range of relevant experts from government, academia and other key stakeholders. The outcome of the workshop will inform the FCO's position and feed into the CITES demand reduction discussions, which will be reported on at the CITES Standing Committee in October 2018 (ahead of the IWT conference).

This is an invitation-only event, however we are currently seeking experts in the following areas:

  • Behavioural change
  • Corporate marketing in luxury goods
  • Chinese / East Asian culture
  • Understanding consumer behaviour in illegal markets

To receive an invitation, please email iwt@csap.cam.ac.uk.

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    How can we use behavioural insights to develop effective IWT demand reduction initiatives?

    CSaP hosted a 2-day policy workshop in collaboration with the FCO and TRAFFIC, bringing together a range of experts from government, academia and other key stakeholders to explore how behavioural insights research can help reduce demand for products of illegal wildlife trade.