University of Oxford
11a Mansfield Rd
I am currently completing my masters supervised by Dr Molly Grace. My research aims to use the IUCN Green Status of Species to investigate recovery and depletion in carnivores. The IUCN Green Status of Species is a new component of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, which provides a standardised measure of species recovery and conservation success. Whilst the Red List quantifies extinction risk, the Green Status looks to tell a more complete conservation story by measuring success not just as avoiding extinction but as restoring species to ecological functionality across their indigenous range.
My research applies the Green Status of Species to carnivore species – beginning with Felidae. Many carnivore species play important roles in ecosystem functioning and/or have suffered dramatic range contractions due to human activity. The Green Status framework will be able to capture these (and other) elements of carnivore conservation more completely than the Red List on its own to better inform conservation decision making and motivate policy makers.