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Sylvia Maiap Noble
Manus Programme Manager – WCS Manus
Sylvia Noble is the Program Manager for WCS’s Manus Programme. She coordinate WCS’s work and its implementation in Manus, liaise with communities and provincial government partners and organisations, and manage day to day activities and WCS staff in Manus. Sylvia has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication for Development and has 10+ years of experience in the coordination, management and implementation of conservation and livelihood related projects. In 2019, Sylvia attended a certificate training course in Sustainable Environmental Management (the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program) at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Thomas Mutton
Terrestrial Conservation Advisor
Thomas Mutton is the Terrestrial Conservation Advisor for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Papua New Guinea. He has a PhD from the Queensland University of Technology focusing on the evolutionary biology of Antechinus, a small genus of carnivorous marsupials. In his current role he oversees a variety of projects focusing on sustainable wildlife management and planning in Papua New Guinea. Through partnering with local communities this work assists in reducing deforestation, the overharvesting of native wildlife and the spread of invasive species in some of the most biodiverse regions in the world.
Tory Kuria
Forest Ecologist - Goroka Office
Tory Kuria graduated with a Bachelor’s in Forestry at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Lae. Tory has 15+ years of experience as a Forest Officer with the PNG Forest Authority, PNG Forest Research Institute, private companies and since 2016 with WCS. With WCS, he has been in charge of the community forest restoration program in the highlands.
Tracey Boslogo
Marine Conservation Officer - Kavieng Office
Tracey Boslogo is WCS Marine Conservation Officer. She graduated from University of Papua New Guinea in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Geography and Chemistry and has worked with WCS since 2016.
Uali Mulavo Kula
Shark and Ray Research Assistant - Kavieng Office
Since his appointment with WCS in 2019, Uali has been involved himself in the deployment of baited remote underwater visual sensors (BRUVS), fisher’s key informant surveys, and provided awareness to communities about the biology and management of shovelnose rays and sawfish. Prior to this, he completed his degree in Fisheries and Marine Resources in 2014, and worked both as a Technical Officer and Extension Officer with Ailan Awareness and the University of Natural Resources and Environment Fisheries department, and with other government organisations.
Yvonne Wong
Community Engagement Officer - Kavieng Office
Yvonne Wong is a community engagement officer in the Kavieng office, who leads and ensures field engagement is undertaken following Free and Prior Informed Consent processes and other WCS guidelines. Yvonne also provides supervision to 17 community facilitators, who are responsible for maintaining community relations between WCS and the communities we are working with. She obtained a Diploma in Fisheries and Marine Resources in 2016 from the University of Natural Resources and Environment. She has worked with WCS since 2017, first for the Manus program and then the New Ireland program.
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