Dr Rebecca Drury

Advisory Board Member
Head of Wildlife Trade – Fauna & Flora International

Rebecca Drury works as Head of Wildlife Trade at Fauna & Flora International (FFI), an international NGO based in Cambridge. Rebecca leads FFI’s Wildlife Trade Initiative which focuses on preventing illegal and unsustainable trade in wild species, with an emphasis on community-based approaches and integrating social dimensions into conservation practice.

Rebecca has an M.Sc. in Anthropology, Environment and Development and a Ph.D. in Human Ecology from University College London. Rebecca’s research has focused on demand for wildlife products in Southeast Asia, with a particular emphasis on consumer behaviour in urban Vietnam and applying qualitative research approaches in conservation. She is a member of IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods (SULi) and Pangolin Specialist Groups.

What’s drawn you to the project and why do you think our research matters/is relevant/important/timely?

Fauna & Flora International is working to highlight the impacts of trade on lesser-known species, including European species and Europe’s role in wildlife trafficking. This project will generate relevant information that will help us to shape more effective conservation policy and practice on the ground. I am excited to be part of an innovative project that explores how fusing green criminology and political ecology can help us to better understand the role green collar crime plays in driving and sustaining illegal wildlife trade, and that will also serve to highlight the impacts of this understudied area of criminal activity.