Dr. Peter Lindsey is the Policy Initiative Coordinator for Panthera’s Lion Program. Peter graduated with a PhD in Zoology from the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute in 2003. Peter’s PhD thesis assessed the social and economic determinants of success for conserving African wild dogs outside of protected areas in South Africa. Subsequently, he worked on the conservation of that endangered species in both Kenya and Zimbabwe. Since then, his expertise has broadened considerably, and has involved work on practical conservation issues as diverse as illegal hunting and the bush meat trade, trophy hunting, human-wildlife conflict, wildlife-based land uses, and predator conservation. This experience has involved work in six southern and East African countries, and has resulted in the publication of 30 scientific articles and implementation of a variety of practical conservation interventions. Peter’s experiences have conferred a particular expertise in conserving predators outside of protected areas, and reducing the edge-effects that affect them inside of parks.
Selected Publications Featuring Dr. Lindsey
- Vergano, D (January 2012). Study: Limited lion hunting better than outright ban. USA Today.
Selected Scientific Publications by Dr. Lindsey
- Matt W. Hayward, Matthew F. Child, Graham I. H. Kerley, Peter A. Lindsey, Michael J. Somers and Bruce Burns (2015) Ambiguity in Guideline Definitions Introduces Assessor Bias and Influences Consistency in IUCN Red List Status Assessments Frontiers
- Peter Lindsey, Guy Balme, M. Becker, C. Begg, et. al (2012) Illegal Hunting and the Bush-meat Trade in Savanna Africa: Drivers, Impacts & Solutions to Address the Problem. Panthera/Zoological Society of London/Wildlife Conservation Society report
- Lindsey, P., Alexander, R., Balme, G., Midlane, N. & Craig, J. (2012) Possible relationships between the South African captive-bred lion hunting industry and the hunting and conservation of lions elsewhere in Africa. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 42(1): 11–22.
- Lindsey, P., Balme, G., Booth, V., & Midlane, N. (2012) The Significance of African Lions for the Financial Viability of Trophy Hunting and the Maintenance of Wild Land PLoS ONE 7(1).
- Lindsey, P., Tambling, C., Brummer, R. , Davies-Mostert, H., Hayward, M., Marnewick, K., Parker, D. (2011) Minimum prey and area requirements of the Vulnerable cheetah Acinonyx jubatus: implications for reintroduction and management of the species in South Africa Oryx 1-13.
- Romañach, S., Lindsey, P. & Woodroffe, R. (2011) Attitudes Toward Predators and Options for Their Conservation in the Ewaso Ecosystem In, Georgadis, N, Conserving Wildlife in African Landscapes: Kenya’s Ewaso Ecosystem. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press pp 85-95.
- Lindsey, P. (2010) The future of wildlife-based land uses in Botswana. Current Conservation 3(4): 23-24.
- Lindsey, P., Romañach, S., Matema, S., Matema, C., Mupamhadzi, I. and Muvengwi, J. (2009) Dynamics and underlying causes of illegal bushmeat trade in Zimbabwe Oryx 45(1): 84-95
- Lindsey, P., Romanach, S., Tambling, C., Chartier, K. & Groom, R. (2009) Ecological and financial impacts of illegal bushmeat trade in Zimbabwe. Oryx 45(1): 96-111.