Heather E. Eves

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Heather E. Eves has directed the Bushmeat Crisis Task Force "collaborative since 2000 and is a wildlife biologist who has studied and worked in Africa since 1985. She holds a Doctorate of Forestry and Environmental Studies (2006) from Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her dissertation research included studies on the subsistence and commercial bushmeat trade in logging and non-logging communities of northern Congo (Brazzaville) and used a policy sciences approach to evaluate both field conservation efforts as well as the BCTF collaborative. She holds a Master of Science (1994) in Wildlife Science with a minor in Experimental Statistics from New Mexico State University.

"Her thesis work, supported by a Fulbright scholarship, focused on gamebird hunting and management including work with Maasai communities in Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Science (1986) in Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire. In addition to her research, she has been involved with the development of wildlife education programmes for African children and adults as the Coordinator of the William Holden Wildlife Education Center in Nanyuki, Kenya and was a Peace Corps Volunteer (Science and English Secondary School Teacher) where she worked extensively with the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya. Heather is also Co-Director of the Sangha River Network - a professional and academic research network based at Yale University, Council on African Studies. The SRN is focused on conservation issues related to the tri-national region of Central Africa where Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, and the Central African Republic meet and include the three protected areas of Lac Lobéké, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, and Dzanga Sangha. Heather is a member of The Society for Conservation Biology, The Wildlife Society of the US as well as the IUCN/SSC Antelope and Subsection on Great Apes of the Primate Specialist Group." [1]

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  1. Staff, Bushmeat Crisis Task Force, accessed October 5, 2008.