elephants, research projects, research, poaching, elephant monitoring project
Simon has nearly three decades of experience working with endangered animals. He spent most of his time in Asia and Africa and, since 1998, he has focused on elephants, particularly on the development of reliable monitoring methods, human–elephant conflict assessment and mitigation work, and, since 2004, the ivory trade. Simon is also part of the team coordinating the Wildlife Conservation Society’s overall elephant conservation work and, in 2012, Simon formally took up the role of Ivory Trade Policy Analyst. Simon has published numerous papers in journals; contributed chapters to several peer-reviewed books and edited (and contributed to) the recently published book, Monitoring Elephants and Assessing Threats: a manual for researchers, managers and conservationists.