Episode three of the BSSA Podcast welcomes Dr Chris Shepherd, a conversation researcher focusing on the illegal wildlife trade. Dr Shepherd joins us to talk about the illegal wildlife trade, the challenges it poses, the conventions in place to stop it. Hosted by Bradely Bianco and featuring Dr Chris Shepherd. Dr Shepherd is the founder executive director of the Monitor Conservation Research Society (Monitor). Monitor is @IUCN_ASAP on Twitter. Chris Shepherd is on Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chris_Shepherd2 Produced by Christopher Jolly and Myall Tarran; promoted by Adam Toomes; intro music by Darcy Whittaker; and support from the Biology Society of South Australia.