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Annisah Sapul
Programme Manager – WCS New Ireland
Annisah a Community Engagement Specialist was recently been appointed as the WCS New Ireland Programme Manager. She now oversees the running of the Kavieng office. Annisah completed her BSc in 2002 at The University of Papua New Guinea, majoring in Biology. Previously, she was attached with The Nature Conservancy as an intern and research assistant, before becoming a Community Conservation Specialist in 2009. Her primary role with WCS is community engagement, facilitation of Local Resource Management Plans, and capacity building for local partners
Azalea Anota
Research intern – WCS Goroka
Azalea graduated in April 2016 from the University of Papua New Guinea majoring in marine biology. She began working as a volunteer for WCS in the beginning of 2016 and has since been taken on as a research intern. Azalea has strengths in GIS, remote sensing, and interests in wildlife health. She is currently researching the impacts of turtle herbivory on Caulerpa seaweed as part of a larger WCS project tasked with diffusing turtle-human conflict on Mussau Island.
Evelyn Huvi
Finance and Administration Assistant
She’s back again as the Finance and Administration Assistant for the WCS New Ireland programme. Evelyn was previously hired in July 2010 under that post and left in 2012. She joined the team again in April this year. Her job includes submitting monthly financial summaries to Finance Manager, prepare fortnightly staff salaries schedule, pay monthly bills, and assist with logistics and carry out office management and administrative tasks.
Jacob Kimagl
GIS Officer
Jacob Kimagl is the GIS Officer of WCS PNG Program. He joined WCS in 2014 and has worked in WCS landscapes and seascapes throughout PNG to conduct clan boundary mapping, land use planning, community participatory mapping, participatory 3 Dimensional modelling, social mapping, marine spatial planning, and field data collection for various projects. His roles also includes assisting WCS staff, project partners, and local stakeholders in the communities WCS works with to provide GIS and mapping support where and when required. He has been involved in protected area prioritization exercise using Marxan in collaboration with the University of Queensland. In 2016, Jacob was a successful recipient of the scholarship program with the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) funded by the Environmental System Research Institute (Esri) to acquire trainings on Advanced ArcGIS Environmental Analysis and Web GIS using the ArcGIS platform. Jacob holds a bachelor’s degree in Geographical Information Sciences from the PNG University of Technology.
Jeffery Binifa
Agriculture/Garden Officer
Jeffrey Binifa is the new Agriculture/Garden officer for WCS New Ireland. He is a proficient agricultural research technical officer with Certificate in Tropical Agriculture (CTA) from Sepik Agricultural College, East Sepik Province, Post Certificate Diploma (PCD) from Highlands Agricultural Training Institute Mt. Hagen, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. He has over 19 years experience in agricultural research, field data collection, data entry, data analysis and field surveys for research purposes. At management level, he worked as Farm Manager of the University of Goroka farm on one contract term. Jeffrey has attended other skills training courses, including four (4) months training at International Board of Soil Research & Management (Thailand) in 1995 and Rice Milling Machinery Operator Cum-Mechanic Training course at University of Goroka Farm in 2009. He has specialized skills in marcoting & air layering and has been actively involved in successful galip nut (Canarium indicum) propagation at Lowland Agricultural Experiment Station, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea.
John Kuange
Assistant Country Director
John Kuange has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Management from the University of Papua New Guinea. He started working for WCS under the marine program as a socioeconomic research assistant in 2004. John has surveyed many sites in the New Guinea Islands, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and has been instrumental in the successful establishment of three community-based marine conservation areas. In 2008 John moved from the marine to terrestrial programs of WCS PNG as a Community Engagement Officer. Since then he has moved up the ranks to Senior Community Engagement Officer and team leader for community engagement. He was recently appointed as assistant country director. His principle roles include managing and maintaining relationship with community, partners and other stakeholders.
John Ole
Driver and Administration Assistant
John Ole works as WCS PNG drive for the Goroka office and has been employed with WCS for the last 3 years. He is also responsible for the maintenance and service of the program's three vehicles, and their fuel and mileage use. Apart from driving he also undertakes town runs, assisting the Administration Team with office banking, post, shopping and other tasks.
John Par Kagl
Community Engagement Officer
John Par Kagl has a Diplomas in Religious Studies and Teaching, received from the  Divine Word Institute and from University of Goroka, and he previously worked doing community development with rural communities and teaching in Secondary schools. JPK , a community engagement officer for WCSPNG , works with communities at a number of project sites, linking WCS to communities by conducting participatory action research, socio economic surveys and information exchange activities in areas of REDD+ and Climate Change resilience project. He leads on selecting, monitoring and training WCS community facilitators, as well as being involved in collecting information on the cultural use of wildlife in festivals and shows (Bilas). John serves as the Child Protection Officer for WCS and ensures this is carried out.
Jonathan Richard Booth
Marine Conservation Advisor
Jonathan Richard Booth serves as Marine Conservation Advisor at WCS.
Leah Baina
Finance/Administration Assistant
Leah Baina serves as Finance/Administration Assistant at WCS.

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