ICCS's own Melisia Arias named WCN Scholar
Nominated by E.J. Milner-Gulland, Melissa is the first WCN scholarship recipient from Ecuador. With WCN’s support, she is completing her PhD at the University of Oxford, where her research seeks to fill the knowledge gap surrounding jaguar poaching and the illegal wildlife trade taking place in Latin America. Currently, there is limited knowledge of these illegal activities and their impacts on jaguars in the region. Expanding this data is precisely what Melissa plans to do.