Bradford Latham

My name isĀ Bradford Latham. I am from the beautiful Caribbean island of St.Vincent and the Grenadines.

I served in the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force for seven years. Currently, I am employed at the Forestry Department in the Ministry of Agriculture as Forestry Officer III with the responsibility of developing a Law Compliance and Enforcement Program in the Forestry Department.

From an early age, I have always been interested in nature and the protection of the environment. As a forestry officer, I am involved in several programs and projects for the protection and conservation of fauna and flora. I have conducted research and have assisted in the implementation for the best practices for the captive management of our national bird, the St. Vincent parrot, Amazona Guildingii and a Law enforcement manual of best practices for forestry officers in St.Vincent and the Grenadines. I am currently conducting a five-year survey on partially protected wildlife species for the better management of habitats and species.

I have attended two training workshops conducted by IFAW in the Caribbean and now I am conducting presentations to the Coast Guard, Customs, and Forestry officers in my country on CITES and illegal trade to improve the inter-agency relationships and net-working.