Diyouke Mibog Eugene is based in Mouanko, Cameroon. He joined Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society as a socioeconomic assistant in 2001, and is currently the program manager of this organisation. He has spent most of his career in the field. He has participated in the process, studies and meetings for the gazettement of Douala-Edea coastal Atlantic landscape as a National Park. He also participates in conducting carbon stock estimation, and biodiversity surveys in the Douala-Edea national park. His daily task includes programs/projects follow up, GIS data base management, participation in the establishment and monitoring of permanent forest sample plots and mangrove nurseries, assistance in inventories and measurements of aquatic forests and rural outreach.
Enokenwa Allen Tabi was born on the 4th of December 1982 in Mamfe, the South West Region of Cameroon. He studied in the University of Dschang, Cameroon where he obtained his Masters Degree in Ecology and Wildlife Management. He has been working with the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) since 2011, where he has amassed eight years experience in wildlife conservation. His work in wildlife has contributed in the creation of the first protected area (Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary) and in the process of creating the second protected area (Njoagwi-Fotabong III-EssohAttah Wildlife Sanctuary) in the Lebialem Highlands. He currently holds the position of the Deputy Chief of Programs in the organization.
Jone Niukula has been working for the National Trust of Fiji since 2002. In the past, he has managed natural heritage sites such as the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, Yadua Taba Wildlife Sanctuary and endangered species conservation programs for the endemic Fiji Petrel (sea bird) and Fijian native iguanas. During this time, Jone has also been involved in running invasive species removal programs on islands of critically endangered iguana populations.
Mbuh Cylviline Nkwain is working with Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society as an office assistant for the “Conservation of Mt Manengouba forest as an Integral Ecological Reserve” project. She plays a very important role in the office since she is always in the office when others are in the field. Her task consist of receiving, registering and orienting visitors into the office, keeping the staff attendance booklet, monitoring data recording and typing, cleaning the offices, collecting and distributing mail, and managing the office library.
Carlos is a candidate for a PhD in Wildlife Management and Sustainable Development. With 7 years of experience in wildlife conservation research, he has participated in ecology projects and the management and conservation of ecosystems and wildlife. He currently coordinates the technical part of the project “Protection of parrots in danger of extinction in Mexico”.
José is a Senior Wildlife Technician from Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas. He has worked in the study and conservation of endangered parrot species since 1990. His experience has been developed in species of the genus Amazona, the Guacamaya Verde and the Eastern parrot. He is currently a field technician for the Parrots in Danger of Extinction project in Mexico, in charge of the monitoring and training of the guards in three sites in the south of Tamaulipas.
Andriansyah is project coordinator for the Expanding a Network of Strategic Protected Areas Across West Java project. Andri has been working with Burung Indonesia since 2013. His last assignment before joining the Java Project was Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist in the Gorontalo Program. He has spent most of his career in the field. Andri has a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and a Master of Science in the Management of Natural Resources and Environment.
Ronald Rodriguez studied accounting and specialized in management of social development projects from international technical cooperation funds. He has worked at CEDIA for more than 15 years, helping to strengthen the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon, located in southeast (Cusco) and northeast (Loreto) of Peru, in issues of communal management for self support.
Marilyn is a Forester and a member of the Dumagat tribe from Aurora Province in northeastern Philippines. Growing up in her ancestral land inspired her to focus on biodiversity conservation work. Her current role as Community Development Coordinator facilitates the critical engagement of indigenous peoples towards the protection, wise use and management of the forest resources on ancestral domains.
Mark has been working on environment conservation and community development for 8 years. His work is encompassed by the huge Philippine challenge of Coastal Resource Management. His current focus is on community-based approaches that integrate strategies for poverty mitigation with management and biodiversity conservation of forest, agriculture and marine ecosystems.
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