Will’s work with the Species Programme focuses on support for species-related conventions and agreements, including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, with a particular focus on the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).
Will has recently graduated from Wageningen University with an MSc in Forest and Nature Conservation, specialising in policy and society. His thesis focussed on bushmeat mitigation efforts in Lao PDR. He has previously worked on a successful eradication programme of the invasive common myna in the Seychelles. Will came to the Centre as an Intern in the Species Programme in 2017.
To help inform the implementation of the EU Timber Regulations and FLEGT, Will processes and analyses timber trade data, compiles key information related to the implementation of EUTR in timber source countries and assists with the production of briefing notes on recent developments of relevance to EUTR.