Willow Outhwaite

Senior Programme Officer
TRAFFIC

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member

Background

I work on a number of different projects seeking to understand patterns of legal and illegal wildlife trade and drivers. Most of my work relates to CITES and I represent TRAFFIC at CITES Committee meetings and the CoP. I am particularly interested in understanding the facilitating environment – for examples corruption, lack of capacity, cultural acceptance etc. that allows illegal or unsustainable trade to persist, as without understanding this, solutions will never be fully successful.