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Andrew Dunn
Country Director
Andrew Dunn has a MSc from Edinburgh University in the UK and has been working in Africa since 1989, initially on large mammal surveys of the rainforests of West Africa. His current interests are protected area management and planning and he has written a number of park management plans, species action plans and guidebooks. He is a member of the IUCN Primate Specialist Group, Section on Great Apes and is also the Regional Coordinator for West and Central Africa for the IUCN Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group. In recognition of his conservation work in West Africa a butterfly was named after him in 2003: Lepidochrysops dunni.
Charles Agbor Emogor
Research Assistant
Charles Emogor graduated with a distinction in Forestry and Wildlife Management at the Cross River University of Technology, Calabar. Because of his zeal and passion for conservation, he was given the Conservation Leadership Programme Internship Award with WCS, Nigeria in 2016 where he began his conversation career. He is interested in community conservation and primate behavioural studies. Charles officially joined WCS on the 1st of November 2017 as a Research Assistant.
Celestine Mengnjo
WCS Project Manager-Afi Mt Wildlife Sanctuary (AMWS)
Celestine has a BSc. in Biology from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria (1999) and a MSc in Wildlife Management from the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria (2005). He has worked for WCS since 2009, initially as the Conservation Coordinator of the Mbe Mountains Community Wildlife Sanctuary and more recently as the WCS Conservation Coordinator in the Okwangwo Division of Cross River National Park. His main interests include the conservation of great apes and other large mammals.
Emmanuel Bassey
WCS Project Manager-CRNP (Okwangwo Division)
Emmanuel Bassey has a BSc. Degree in Zoology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education both from the University of Calabar. He has worked for WCS as the Afi Cybertracker Project Coordinator since 2011. His main interests are football and nature conservation.
Francis Okeke
GIS and Database Manager
Francis studied at the Federal University of Technology in Akure where he obtained a B.Tech in Urban and Regional Planning (2005). In 2009 he was awarded a scholarship from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme to study at the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Enschede, where he was awarded a Certificate in GIS and Data Handling. Francis has worked for WCS since 2008 as a GIS Analyst. His main interests include geo-statistical modelling using GIS, and the use of CyberTracker for monitoring. Recently Francis has been working with WCS Cameroon on modelling land change for a REDD feasibility study.
Hillary Chukwu
Cross River Gorilla Campaign Manager
Hillary Chukwu holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Theatre Arts from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (2005) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2012). He previously worked as a Media Producer, Presenter, Writer and Director with sundry Broadcast and Print Media outfits in Nigeria; spanning a period of 10 years. Hillary is currently the Cross River Gorilla Campaign Manager in Nigeria; a joint PCI Media Impact and WCS initiative aimed at promoting the conservation of the endangered Cross River gorillas in Nigeria and Cameroon. Here, Hillary leads in the campaign program design which includes the production of a Radio Drama, Linda’s Joint as well as a Radio Magazine program.
Inaoyom Sunday Imong
Director, Cross River Landscape
Inaoyom Imong has a PhD in Primatology from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany and a MSc in Conservation Biology from the A. P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute, University of Jos, Nigeria. His interests are ecological monitoring, protected area management and planning, and community-based conservation. He received the WCS Graduate Scholarship Award in 2009, the GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award in 2013, and the Whitley Award in 2015. He is a member of the Scientific Commission of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), and a member of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group. He joined WCS Nigeria in 2004.
Janet Uche Awah
Junior Accountant and Admin Assistant
Janet Awah has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Calabar in Nigeria and a BSc in Accountancy from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt also in Nigeria. She has worked as Office Manager, Programme Administrator and Admin Assistants with Private Organizations and INGOs intervening in Nigeria. Her interest is in building a career in accounting for international organizations. To this end, she is working on completing an MSc degree in Accountancy.
Jonathan Obi Eban
WCS Project Manager-Mbe Mountains
Jonathan O. Eban holds a master degree in Environmental and Resources planning and a first degree in Geology from the universities of Calabar 2004 and Jos 2011 respectively. Jonathan trained as a master trainer on reproductive health and HIV & AIDS prevention by UNICEF, as a business farmer by GTZ, and as a conservation cocoa farmer by IITA. His love for conservation of nature especially wildlife and wild places began in his secondary school days where he served as president of the school conservation club in the early 1990s. He is currently working for Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) as Project Manager Mbe Mountains-a community conserved forest in Cross River State Nigeria.
Juliet Akpang Etta-Ntui
Socio-Economic Coordinator
Juliet Ntui has a B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics and Extension from the University of Calabar, and she is undergoing an M.Sc. program in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, United Kingdom. She has worked with some NGOs including the African Research Association Managing Development in Nigeria (ARADIN), Farming World and Rural Development Services, on sustainable livelihood and has coordinated the implementation of several livelihood projects in Cross River State. Juliet started working with WCS in September 2017 as the Socio-Economic Coordinator and is also the Gender Focal Person.
Louis Nkonyu
WCS Conservation Education Coordinator-Okwangwo Project
Louis Nkonyu is the WCS Conservation Education Coordinator working in the Okwangwo Division of Cross River National Park, Nigeria. Louis established the Okwangwo Conservation Society in 2004 and has been working for WCS since 2006. Louis holds a Nigerian Certificate in Education and in 2008 Louis completed an advanced training course in conservation education with WCS at the Bronx Zoo through the WCS Conservation Education Fellows Program. In 2010 Louis completed the first ever WCS online course in Conservation Biology. He is currently studying for his B.Ed. in Environmental Education at the University of Calabar. The main focus of his work is encouraging support for conservation among local communities.
Nachamada Geoffrey
Landscape Director-Yankari
Nachamada (Nacha) Geoffrey was awarded a merit scholarship at the American University of Nigeria where he completed a BSc in Natural and Environmental Science. In 2011 he was awarded the Primate Habitat Country scholarship at Oxford Brookes University in the UK where he completed a MSc in Primate Conservation. In 2013 he received an award from the Conservation Leadership Program (CLP) to work as an intern with the WCS Nigeria Program at Yankari Game Reserve. His interests include human-wildlife interactions, as well as the conservation of primates, elephant and lions.
Ogechi Nwachukwu
Financial Manager
Ogechi Nwachukwu completed her B.Sc. in Accountancy at the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria. She obtained her professional certification in 2011 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. She previously worked for a private ICT company for four years as the chief accountant/administrator before joining WCS in 2010 as the Financial Manager. Ogechi completed the WCS online course in conservation biology in 2011.
Peter Abanyam
WCS Project Manager-CRNP(Oban Division)
Abanyam Peter is a passionate young ecologist with a B.Sc. degree in Environmental Resource Management from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. With support from the Tropical Biology Association, he recently completed a field course on applied savannah/tropical forest ecology and project management in Kenya. He originally joined WCS as an intern in 2011 and since 2013 has worked for WCS as a Conservation Assistant based in the Okwangwo Division of Cross River National Park. He is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Young Professionals Group and also a member of the IUCN Taskforce on Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability.

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