Geography Grad Published in Plos One Investigating Online Trade in Jaguar Parts

Monica Nunez

“Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) published the results of an international
investigation finding that online trade of jaguar parts are openly detectable on multiple online
platforms, representing an emerging and serious threat to jaguar populations across the range of this
Latin American wildlife icon.”

Monica Nuñez Salas is a doctoral student and teaching assistant in the Department of Geography. She is
an environmental governance specialist with 10 years of international experience in natural resources
management, capacity building and legal advising on environmental compliance and resilience. She’s
interested in land use sustainability, particularly in the forestry and agricultural sectors, infrastructure
development, conservation and energy projects. Emphasis in China - Latin America cooperation.

Read her article here.

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