The intern shall undertake the following duties as part of the research work on the World Wildlife Crime Report which may include, but are not limited to:
Collect information and literature on wildlife trafficking trends at the international level;
Assist with quantitative and qualitative data compiling, quality checking, entry, and management;
Help develop data collection tools and fieldwork research plans for species-specific consultancies;
Analyze data to define trends in wildlife trafficking;
Other relevant assignments as required.
The current research avenues for the World Wildlife Crime Report, with which the selected candidate could get involved are:
1)Research on the displacement of ivory, pangolin, and rosewood trafficking to Vietnam;
2)Research on the emergence of Nigeria as a transit hub for various wildlife trafficking products;
3)Research on jaguar, reptile, or songbird trade in Latin and South America;
4)Species-specific research on the illegal trade in tiger parts and other species (including marine and plant species) to be determined during the research design phase of the report. This could include but is not limited to:
a.Analysis of illegal wildlife product prices along the trafficking chain through court records or media sources;
b.Analysis of wildlife crime arrests and prosecutions and the laws under which they occurred.