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Back to Africa At Last!!

At the end of January I finished packing up and left Florida, which definitely was the end of an era for me. I moved there in May 1998 to begin a job with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission running a manatee research field station...Read More

Happy New Year!!

I have no idea where the time went this past Fall! I apologize for my silence the past few months. I'm now wrapping up my work and life in Gainesville, FL and preparing for the big move back to Africa in March. I'll be based...Read More

Eco-Guards on patrol at Tocc-Tocc

Senegal: Tocc Tocc Reserve update

It's been a busy summer and autumn for the EcoGuards and Community leaders at Tocc Tocc Reserve in northern Senegal. The EcoGuards are now patrolling the reserve full time, and we're fortunate to have raised enough funds for a second boat for the reserve, which...Read More

Welcome to Florida Aristide!

In late August, Aristide Kamla began his Fulbright scholarship towards his PhD at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. The college has just posted a very nice story about Aristide, which can be read here. I'm excited to continue collaborating with...Read More

Graduation!!

It was a very happy and emotional day for me yesterday- I graduated with my PhD from the Aquatic Animal Health program, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida! Eight years of sample collection and analysis, and 5 years of PhD program are...Read More

Recent African manatee network activities

In the past few months several network members have been very active with training, educational outreach and data presentation activities. Here are a few brief updates!

In April, Aristide Kamla held his largest training workshop yet in Cameroon. This workshop was specifically for Biology Masters students...Read More

Manatee education campaign in Lambarene, Gabon

Last Fall the local Gabonese NGO OELO (short for Oganisation Ecotouristique de Lac Oguemoue) began an educational campaign in Lambarene, the largest town on the Ogooue River in Central Gabon. The educational campaign is greatly needed, since Lambarene and the surrounding villages along the river...Read More

Exciting News from Cameroon!

I am very happy to announce that Aristide Kamla has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship for his PhD at the University of Florida! He worked very hard over the past 2 years to achieve this scholarship- he didn't qualify the first time, but instead of...Read More

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