Our team members are visiting South Africa!

Enrico Di Minin, Christoph Fink, Anna Hausmann, Gonzalo Cortes Capano and Veronica Etchebarne travelled all around South Africa in March for presenting recent work from the Social Media for Conservation Science project, the Illegal Wildlife Trade project and strategies for private land conservation. They presented their work to scientists and local managers and rangers who attended the Savanna Science Network Meeting, in Skukuza, Kruger National Park. They also organized a workshop on social media data for conservation science and practice with a focus on illegal wildlife trade and conservation marketing at the South African National Biodiversity Institute in Pretoria, where a rich and diverse group of experts from Universities, NGOs (e.g. WWF South Africa, Traffic), Government and more, attended the discussion.

All in all, they had a fruitful networking with local stockholders which will help mainstreaming social media data use in conservation science through co-creation!