Panthera: Regional Coordinator for Counter-Wildlife Crime, South and South-East Asia
Rob closely supports and coordinates teams in protected areas in Asia to conduct problem-oriented wildlife protection: analyzing and understanding the specifics of wildlife crime problems threatening key wild cat populations, devising novel interventions to counter these and rigorously evaluating intervention effectiveness. Having worked closely with counter-poaching teams for the last seven years, Rob is particularly focused on overcoming the enormous challenge of preventing poaching in remote, deep forest environments with small resource-strapped ranger teams. Rob earned a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Kent and Zoological Society of London in 2010 and joined Panthera in 2012. He is an honorary research fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.