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Lucy Keith-Diagne - Executive Director

Lucy Keith-Diagne – Executive Director

Lucy Keith-Diagne is from Massachusetts, USA and has spent the past 37 years conducting field research with marine mammals around the world. She received her BS degree in Biology from St. Lawrence University in New York, her MS in Marine Biology from the Boston University...Read More

Tomas Diagne, Director

Tomas Diagne – Co-Founder, AACF & Director, ACI

Tomas Diagne is an African freshwater turtle and tortoise expert who has been working to save threatened and endangered turtle species in Senegal for the past 30 years. He is the co-founder of AACF and Director of the African Chelonian Institute (ACI). Tomas began rescuing...Read More

Salvatore Cerchio - Scientific Advisor

Salvatore Cerchio – Director of African Cetaceans

Salvatore Cerchio is a marine mammal biologist who has worked in multiple disciplines on free ranging populations of cetaceans around the world for over 30 years. He is a PI with AACF and the director of the AACF’s African Cetacean Program, including the Omura’s Whale...Read More

Angela Formia - Director for African Sea Turtles

Angela Formia – Director of African Sea Turtles

Angela Formia has been working on sea turtle research and conservation in the Gulf of Guinea since she began her PhD work in 1998, which focused on the conservation genetics of green turtles in the region. Angela worked for the Wildlife Conservation Society, primarily in...Read More


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