NCRF Co-Founder, Kumar Paudel’s 1st academic paper, “Conservation enforcement: Insights from people incarcerated for wildlife crimes in Nepal” has just been published in the journal Conservation Science and Practise.
Kumar’s article is the first publication to arise from the Nepal Conservation Research Fellowship. The article arises from a collaboration between Kumar and two researchers at Lancaster University–conservation social scientist, Jacob Phelps, and criminologist, Gary Potter. The work explores findings from 116 interviews that he conducted with people imprisoned for their involvement in the illegal wildlife trade. Kumar’s work has broad implications for how we think about and practice enforcement of conservation rules.