SciComm Episode 30 – Interview with Niki Rust
In SciComm episode 30, I am joined by Niki Rust. Niki currently works at WWF and part of her job is overseeing the human-wildlife conflict projects that they fund from the UK office. They work in the Mara, where they’re reducing poaching of lions by training rangers and building up enforcement of the protected areas, as well as training locals in improved livestock husbandry (so trying to reduce retaliatory killing of lions). In Nepal, they reduce poaching of snow leopards by providing alternative livelihoods to herders as well as an insurance scheme in case their livestock are killed by snow leopards. They also have good anti-poaching units across all the sites we work, especially in India, China and Russia when it comes to reducing poaching of tigers.
Niki also has her own website (Vegans Love Carnivores), where you can go and check out all the work she is currently doing as well.
Twitter – NikiRust