Niokolo Network

 

Tabitha Ndiaye (PhD)

Co-Founder and

Chair of Trustees

Spent her early career studying ecology and animal behaviour in field stations in central and South America, Asia and Africa. A number of these years were spent studying primates in Niokolo-Koba National Park and over this time she developed a special connection to the place and people. Tabitha currently works as World Development Fund Manager for a Welsh grant-giving Charity.

Oumar Ndiaye

Co-Founder and
Director of Operations

Oumar is a Senegalese national; he speaks a number of the local languages and has over 10 years of experience working as a National Park Guard within Niokolo-Koba National Park. During this time he has built up a wealth of knowledge working within the anti-poaching patrol unit, delivering development projects within rural communities, and overseeing the building and maintenance of park infrastructure.

Daphne Kerhoas (PhD)
Trustee and Secretary

After pursuing a career in field primatology (in Costa Rica, Nigeria, and Indonesia) and witnessing conservation threats, Daphne decided to focus on the protection of biodiversity. She is currently working for Bristol Zoological Society and leading their Philippines project carrying field surveys and working hand-in-hand with local communities.

Matthis Drolet (PhD)
Trustee

Background in biology, behaviour and neuroscience with PhD on the perception of vocal emotions in humans. Two years as camp manager at CRP Simenti field site within Niokolo-Koba National Park. Currently working on teaching practices with a particular interest in how IT can be used as educational tools to improve learning outcomes.

Federica Dal Pesco (PhD)
Trustee

Background in biology, primatology and social behaviour with PhD on Guinea baboon male friendships in the Niokolo Koba National Park. Currently Postdoc at German Primate Center studying social relationships and managing the long-term data of the CRP Simenti field station in Senegal.

Roxanna Rawson
Trustee

   

 

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