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Emily King

Programme Officer | Species

Emily’s role in the Species Programme focuses on supporting wildlife related Conventions and Agreements, especially the European Union Timber Regulation, as well as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.

Previous experience & expertise

Emily joined the Species programme in 2015 as an Associate Programme Officer and worked on projects related to support of CITES, including analyses of wildlife trade in Southern Africa and the Amazonian Region, as well as species status reviews for the European Union Scientific Review Group. Prior to joining UNEP-WCMC, Emily worked with the IUCN and a London based ecology consultancy. 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

Supporting the European Commission to monitor implementation of the EU Timber Regulation |

To help inform the implementation of the EU Timber Regulations and FLEGT, Emily oversees the production of overviews of timber source countries and bi-monthly briefing notes, as well as contributing technical work to other aspects of this project.

Wildlife trade in Amazon countries: an analysis of trade in CITES-listed species |

Emily contributed technical analyses to this comprehensive overview of international trade in CITES-listed wildlife in the Amazon countries, including assessments of trade in parrots and timber in the region, as well as overseeing the design of the report.

EU Wildlife Trade Support Services |

Emily oversees the production of the annual analysis of CITES export quotas 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.