Carla Litchfield

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Carla Litchfield "is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of South Australia, and the current President of the Australasian Primate Society. As part of her Ph.D. in Animal Behaviour (Psychology, University of Adelaide), she conducted behavioural enrichment research projects at Adelaide Zoo with chimpanzees and caracals. In 1994 she spent a year observing a community of "wild" chimpanzees in Uganda. She has served as a scientific expert at Population and Habitat Viability Assessments for chimpanzees and mountain gorillas in Uganda run by the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG). The International Gorilla Conservation Programme consulted her for their review of Gorilla Tourism Guidelines. Carla has been closely involved with responsible tourism programmes in Uganda and written a book for tourists visiting the African Great Apes (published by the Travellers' Medical and Vaccination Centre). The Australian Science Communicators awarded her the "Unsung Hero of Australian Science" in 2000, and she has served on the Board of the Royal Zoological Society of S.A." [1]

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  1. Committee, GRASP, accessed September 3, 2008.