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Alex Fanaso
Communications Officer - Goroka Office
Alex Fanaso serves as Communications Officer at WCS.
Ambroise Brenier
Country Director
For the past fifteen years Ambroise Brenier has worked in Africa, Indian Ocean and Pacific regions to develop and implement field based conservation programs. In 2016, Ambroise has been leading WWF ocean conservation efforts in French overseas territories. From 2010 to 2015 he has been leading the marine program of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Madagascar. Prior to joining WCS, and during three years, Ambroise oversaw a portfolio of fifteen marine conservation projects in West Africa. Ambroise holds a PhD in Marine Biology from Paris University and has conducted and published research in Madagascar and French Polynesia on marine protected areas and coral reef fisheries. Ambroise joined WCS PNG as the Country Director in 2016.
Annisah Sapul
Programme Manager – Kavieng Office
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
Program Assistant – Goroka Office
Azalea graduated in 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 then been taken on as a research intern. In 2019 she was promoted to Program Assistant.
Elizah Nagombi
Senior Marine Biologist
Elizah Nagombi has a Master’s of Science degree in Tropical Biology and Conservation, 2017 and a Graduate Certificate in Research Methods from James Cook University, 2018. He joined WCS in 2019.
George Puipui Puipui
Community Agriculture Officer - Manus Office
Agricultural Officer George Puipui lead on WCS’s agricultural activities in Manus. He completed his Bachelor Degree in Tropical Agriculture at the PNG University of Natural Resource and Environment in 2013. George did his Post Graduate Diploma in Agriculture Science, Plant Breeding and Plant Pathology at Lincoln University in New Zealand in 2018-2019.
Jacob Kimagl
GIS Officer - Goroka Office
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.
John Ole
Driver and Administration Assistant
John has been working with the WCS Highlands program team for many years and is responsible for driving the office vehicles and assisting with logistics and administration.
John Takai Kuange
Assistant Director
John Tagai Kuange has a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management (Climate Change Policy) from the University of Queensland, Graduate Certificate in NGO leadership and Management in Pacific from Unitech New Zealand, and 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 has been appointed as assistant director since 2014. His principle roles include managing and maintaining relationships with local communities, NGO and CBO partners, government divisions and agencies, and other stakeholders.
Jonathan Richard Booth
Marine Conservation Advisor
Jonathan Richard Booth serves as Marine Conservation Advisor at WCS.
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