John Robinson

A Tribute to Jana Robeyst: Remembering Her Dedication to Wildlife

By John Robinson Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo, April 15, 2016 – A week ago, the Wildlife Conservation Society suffered the tragic loss of one of our field researchers, Jana Robeyst, in the Republic of Congo. She died after she was charged ...

Livelihoods, Jobs, and the Illegal Wildlife Trade

By John G. Robinson The illegal wildlife trade is big business. Not including the illegal trade in timber, it exceeds $19 billion annually. The trade is heavily capitalized and is part of the same criminal networks that are involved in drugs, ...

A Massive New Marine Protected Area Network in Gabon

By John Robinson Sydney, Australia The first day of the IUCN 2014 World Parks Congress marked a significant win for the oceans. The President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon announced the decision to create a new marine protected area network of ...