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Operations manager
Ángel Brusquetti is an agronomist specialized in working with rural communities, ranchers and large landowners in sustainable development projects throughout Paraguay. He received his M.Sc. degree in Environmental Sciences and Public Policy from the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, and started his professional career holding a professorship in Botany. Most recently, Ángel served as the Manager for Rural Development at the Fundación Moises Bertoni, providing technical support in developing and implementing sustainable production models with a variety of stakeholders across Paraguay.
Sea Turtle Partnership Coordinator & Regional Sea Turtle Coordinator
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. Since 2003 she has been involved with WCS' efforts to strengthen the sea turtle projects in Gabon (as well as in Equatorial Guinea, Congo and Ivory Coast), and has been coordinating the Gabon Sea Turtle Partnership since its creation in 2005. Dr Formia's work is focused particularly on describing and protecting Gabon's nesting leatherback population, as well as the olive ridleys, green turtles and hawksbills occuring along Gabon's coastline. Study of the spatial and temporal overlap between sea turtle distributions and the threats to which they are vulnerable is helping inform management strategies and establishment of protection measures for these endangered species. Since 2003 she has been involved with WCS' efforts to strengthen the sea turtle projects in Gabon (as well as in Equatorial Guinea, Congo and Ivory Coast), and has been coordinating the Gabon Sea Turtle Partnership since its creation in 2005. Dr Formia's work is focused particularly on describing and protecting Gabon's nesting leatherback population, as well as the olive ridleys, green turtles and hawksbills occuring along Gabon's coastline. Study of the spatial and temporal overlap between sea turtle distributions and the threats to which they are vulnerable is helping inform management strategies and establishment of protection measures for these endangered species.
Coordinator, Administration - Peru
Angelica worked as secretary in the General Direction of San Ignacio S.A.C, within the distribution center of Backus and Johnston Peruvian Breweries S.A. in Huaraz, Ancash. In 2007, Angelica was moved to Lima as Assistant in Sales Management of the same company. In 2008, Angelica worked in the Center for Image Diagnosis-EMETAC for a year, before joining WCS as Administrative Assistant. She is the current Administrative Coordinator and is studying Business Administration and Management in the Peruvian American University.
Human Resource Assistant
Angelina Mario serves as Human Resource Assistant at WCS.
Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator - Niassa National Reserve
Martins Muganiua Francisco serves as Monitor and Evaluation Coordinator at Niassa National Reserve. Angelo holds Master degree in Environmental Quality from FEEVALE University (Brazil) and a degree in Biological Sciences focused in Ecology from Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique). He also has several training programs in environment management, health & safety, risk assessment, biodiversity, biosphere reserve, waste management, adaptation and resilience to climate change, Oil & Gas and decision making tools. Angelo is currently working for the Wildlife Conservation Society Mozambique as Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator at Niassa National Reserve. Before joining WCS, he worked at Portucel Mozambique as Sustainability Technician, where he dealt with environmental issues and some social and community aspects and also made several reports. He has 10 years of professional experience, having worked in both private and government sector and on the profit and non-profit organizations in the areas of environmental quality, environment awareness, public consultations, recovery of degraded areas, territorial planning, mining, marine turtle monitoring, environmental permitting/licensing, protected areas, waste management, environment monitoring (groundwater and surface water, dust, noise, biodiversity, ichthyology and data analysis). Angelo has a lot of experience working in rural areas of Mozambique and is highly committed to the protection of nature, environmental balance and sustainability.
Program Assistant
Anh-Tuan Tran received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh with a minor in Sociology. In the Fall of 2005, he participated in the Institute for Shipboard Education's Semester at Sea program. In 2007, he lived and taught English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is fluent in Vietnamese. Before joining the WCS in 2014, he spent six years at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, most recently as their Records Retention Coordinator. Anh-Tuan is a PADI Rescue Diver and is certified in DAN First Aid, AED and Oxygen Administration for Professional Divers. He was a member of the New York Aquarium Volunteer Dive Team from 2011 - 2014.
Office Attendant
Anna C. Ayuk has been working with the Administrative and Finance team of Takamanda Mone Landscape project as Office Attendant since April of 2006.
Programme Manager – Kavieng Office
Annisah a Community Engagement Specialist was recently been appointed as the WCS New Ireland Programme Manager. She now oversees the running of the Kavieng office. Annisah completed her BSc in 2002 at The University of Papua New Guinea, majoring in Biology. Previously, she was attached with The Nature Conservancy as an intern and research assistant, before becoming a Community Conservation Specialist in 2009. Her primary role with WCS is community engagement, facilitation of Local Resource Management Plans, and capacity building for local partners
Accountant
ANOUSONG SINTHAVONG serves as Accountant at WCS.
Senior Conservationist/Project Manager
Anthony Chifu NCHANJI completed his Ph. D in animal biology, ecology and Wildlife Management at the University of Ibadan - Nigeria before joining WCS Cameroon Program as Conservation Biologist. He has worked with communities in Cameroon extensively on animal human conflicts especially forest elephants and help sensitize local communities to love and participate in their conservation. He has also be instrumental in working with Government and local communities to reform Wildlife laws and policies and has assisted in the creation of several new protected areas to help conserve biodiversity and endangered wildlife species. He has served as a member of the African Elephant Specialist Group and is currently the Senior Conservation Biologist and Project Manager in the Takamanda-Mone Landscape Proiject where he is working with the communities and Government both of Nigeria and Cameroon to conserve the critcally endangered Cross River Gorilla and the Biodiversity of the Takamanda National Park.

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