Lecturing at IWT London 2018 to present the ICAWT campaign to tackle wildlife trafficking.

Lecturing at IWT London 2018 to present the ICAWT campaign to tackle wildlife trafficking.

Thiago Pinela Vargas Da Costa

Hello I am Thiago. I am a young Brazilian activist who promotes the fight against the wildlife trafficking with the non-governmental organization Renctas. My greatest motivation in combating this criminal activity is to conserve the most endangered species and to preserve the traditional livelihood and culture of indigenous communities. Nothing is more rewarding to me than helping protect our planet. I am currently studying anthropology and living in the Amazon region.

Being able to participate in the Y4WC forum and CITES CoP 18 as a delegate is a unique opportunity to increase knowledge and learning about environmental conservation. In addition to the possibility to enhance my network by meeting more people engaged in preservation around the world. It is inspiring and gratifying to have the opportunity to learn from so many brilliant people who will gather in this forum.