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Emily King

Assistant Programme Officer | Species

Emily’s work with the Species Programme focusses on supporting implementation of species-related Conventions and Agreements, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, through the production of analyses and syntheses of biodiversity information.

Previous experience & expertise

Emily’s previous experience includes working with the International Union for Conservation of Nature on a profile of the Guinean Forests of West Africa biodiversity hotspot, during which she focused on the socioeconomic context of the area. She also has experience with UK biodiversity legislation from her time working with a London based ecology consultancy and a voluntary position at The Mammal Society. Emily has a BSc in Ecology from Durham University and an MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London. Her MSc research, carried out with Frankfurt Zoological Society, examined bushmeat use around a national park in Zambia.

Recent work by Emily King

Review of Wildlife Trade in Ecuador |

Emily’s role in this project includes carrying out a review of online trade in wildlife in Ecuador and reviewing wildlife traceability mechanisms, as well as contributing to an assessment of Ecuador’s data management needs.

Species assessments |

Emily contributes to species status reviews for the European Union Scientific Review Group, to assist with decision-making in relation to international trade in species listed under the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.