Investigating the illicit vulture trade in Nigeria - interview with our PhD student Stephen Awoyemi by Breaking Green Ceilings

March 21, 2021

Listen to the podcast interview with Stephen Awoyemi, our PhD student by Breaking Green Ceilings!

Podcast Episode 46 : Investigating the Illicit Vulture Trade in Nigeria
(also on iTunes, Spotify, Google Music)

The episode is also available here on YouTube.

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STEPHEN AWOYEMI, for his PhD research looks at how sociological theories can help explain and solve the conservation problem of trade in vulture parts for traditional medicine in Nigeria. He holds an MPhil degree in Conservation Leadership (2014) from the University of Cambridge, UK and Bachelors degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Before starting this PhD program, Stephen worked with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, the foremost conservation organization in Nigeria as Conservation Policy and Campaign Officer/Head of Abuja Office and has been a longtime volunteer with the Society for Conservation Biology.

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