The Oxford Wildlife Trade Research Group was established in 2007 and is based at Oxford Brookes University’s School of Social Sciences. It aims at quantifying all aspects of the trade in wild animals and plants through multidisciplinary teamwork including anthropology, social sciences, natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, environmental economics, and legislation. There is a strong focus on wildlife trade in tropical countries –as this is where most of the world biodiversity resides and where the impacts of wildlife trade are arguably the greatest. However, recognising that wildlife trade is a truly global enterprise we do focus on the role of consumer countries as well, wherever these are situated.