Emmanuel de Merode

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Emmanuel de Merode wiki is married to Louise Leakey.

"Dr. Emmanuel de Merode is Executive Director of WildlifeDirect.

"Anthropologist, conservationist, pilot, worked to control the bushmeat trade and protect endangered wildlife in Central and Eastern Africa. Belgian, residing in Kenya. His primary interest is to provide support for African wildlife rangers in remote and difficult national parks and reserves. His work was primarily in the parks of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, working to sustain the national parks through the DRC’s 10-year civil war. Author of 14 scientific papers and co-editor of the book Virunga: the survival of Africa’s first National Park." [1]

A 2016 article observes that "de Merode, with substantial support from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, has embarked on an ambitious $166 million hydroelectric scheme utilizing the park’s rivers, with the aim of electrifying one-fourth of the area’s households by 2020 and creating 60,000 to 100,000 jobs along the way." De Merode became Virunga’s director in 2008. [1] (for criticism)

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  1. Emmanuel de Merode, Charlie Rose, accessed October 20, 2009.