The last issue of the second volume of People and Nature is online now!

Consuming wildlife – managing demand for products in the wildlife trade

This issue features a Special Feature — Consuming wildlife – managing demand for products in the wildlife trade — edited by Diogo Veríssimo and Jenny Glikman. The Special Feature showcases the different kinds of research insights needed to understand and influence consumers across different aspects of the wildlife trade. The opening Editorial Influencing consumer demand is vital for tackling the illegal wildlife trade introduces the Special Feature and Diogo Veríssimo has also written a blog post on the next frontier in tackling the illegal wildlife trade.

And so much more…

As well as the latest open access science exploring the relationships between people and nature, this issue also features an article Spontaneous forest regrowth in South‐West Europe: Consequences for nature’s contributions to people, which is part of a cross-journal special feature with Journal of Applied Ecology Managing forest regeneration and expansion at a time of unprecedented global change.

What’s on the cover?

A plant shop selling both wild and farmed orchids in Guangxi province, China. Credit: Amy Hinsley.

The cover image is taken from the Perspective from Amy Hinsley and Michael ‘t Sas‐Rolfes Wild assumptions? Questioning simplistic narratives about consumer preferences for wildlife products.

You can read more about this research in the authors’ plain language summary Embracing the complexity of wildlife trade to improve consumer research, and inform effective policy interventions and in a blog post from Associate Editor Jana McPherson Wild about wildlife trade, or not? A question that requires careful consideration.

Other highlights

All articles published in People and Nature are Open Access and have a plain language summary written by the authors.

To accompany her Research Article Developing multiscale and integrative nature–people scenarios using the Nature Futures Framework Laura Pereira has answered some questions for Relational Thinking, on the inspiration behind her article and a new generation of nature futures.

We also have some fantastic infographics provided by authors of research in this issue: Why community-based programs are essential for conservation, Experimental game shows the importance of intervener trustworthiness in conservation and Conserving biodiversity in sacred groves in Kurdistan.