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Aristide Kamla Takoukam


After completing his Bachelor and Master’s degrees at the University of Dschang, Cameroon, Aristide is working on his PhD at the University of Florida. He received a Fulbright Scholarship towards his doctorate and Dr. Keith Diagne serves on his academic committee. Aristide’s doctoral research focuses on spatio-temporal variations in the genetic structure, diet and habitat suitability and their implications for the conservation of the African manatee in the lower Sanaga River watershed, Cameroon. Aristide is also the founder and director of the non-profit African Marine Mammal Conservation Organization (AMMCO). Aristide’s MENTOR-Manatee project is “Enhancing the local perception of the African manatee in Lake Ossa Wildlife Reserve, Cameroon through education programs”.

Aristide Kamla Takoukam, Student - African Aquatic Conservation Fund


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