Nicky’s work with the Species Programme focuses on species-related Conventions and Agreements including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the European Union (EU) Wildlife Trade Regulations. This includes processing data, undertaking trade data analyses and the production of species reviews in respect to international trade.
Nicky graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc in Biology, with professional placement. Her placement was undertaken with a Hampshire-based Ecological Consultancy where her role as an Assistant Ecologist involved carrying out habitat and protected species surveys and the production of ecological reports. Following her graduation, Nicky undertook a research internship with the Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) and volunteered with a Black Rhino breeding program in Zimbabwe, and at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre in Malawi.
Nicky’s role includes updating information in the Species+ database and the production of species status reviews and trade analyses for species assessments and other trade reports. Species reviews assist with decision-making on matters relating to international trade in species listed under the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.