Dr. Daniel Stiles is an Independent Consultant. He became interested in natural resource management while studying land use and natural resource trade with hunter-gatherers and nomadic pastoralists in Africa and Asia in the 1970s-1990s as an anthropologist. Daniel worked several years for the UN Environment Programme and the UN Development Programme before he began his current vocation of investigating wildlife trade in 1999. He has worked extensively in East, Central and West Africa and in South and East Asia for the UN, various NGOs, TRAFFIC and IUCN. Daniel is a member of the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group, the East African Wildlife Society and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has lived in Kenya for over 35 years.