Olivia Wilson-Holt

Associate, Natural Resources research group

Experience in designing and implementing community-led and equitable approaches to tackling illegal wildlife trade and human-wildlife conflict. Other work has focused on the sustainable use of wildlife, poverty and conservation linkages, biodiversity mainstreaming and reducing unsustainable wild meat consumption.


Illegal wildlife trade; human-wildlife conflict; community-led conservation; sustainable use.

Before IIED

Consultant researcher in the biodiversity team at IIED, 2018-23


  • MSc conservation science at Imperial College

Current work

Currently working at Zoological Society of London as the human-wildlife coexistence projects manager.

Member of the IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group.