Inaoyom Sunday Imong
Deputy Country Director
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.
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.
Louis Nkonyu
Conservation Education Manager
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.