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Team members


Monique Paris

IBREAM Research Director

Gabriella Flacke

Gabriella Flacke

IBREAM PhD Student, University of Western Australia


Inza Kone

IBREAM Advisory Board member, Ivorian based project partner (CSRS)


Mark van Heukelum

Masters Student, Wageningen University


Karim Ouatarra

Ivorian based project partner (CSRS)

Bogui Elie Bandama

Bogui Elie Bandama

Ivorian based PhD student, Université Félix Houphouët Boigny


Henk Eshuis

Masters Student, Wageningen University

Captivity Studies European Collaborators
Professor Franz Schwarzenberger, Sue Walker, Aalborg Zoo (Denmark), Zoo Basel (Switzerland), Kerkrade Zoo (Netherlands), Overloon and Wissel (Zodiac Zoos), Burgers Zoo (Netherlands), Rotterdam Zoo (Netherlands), Berlin Zoo (Germany), Paris Zoo (France), Colchester Zoo (UK), Bristol Zoo (UK), Zoological Society of London (UK), Givskud Zoo (Denmark), Zurich Zoo (Switzerland), Edinburgh Zoo (UK), Chester Zoo (UK).

Captivity Studies USA Collaborators
Baton Rouge Zoo, Brookfield Zoo, Brownsville's Gladys Porter Zoo, Chicago Zoological Society, Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo Giraffe Ranch/Safari Wilderness Ranch, Jackson Zoo, Louisville Zoo, Oklahoma City Zoo, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, Rum Creek Ranch, Southeast Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation (SEZARC), Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, Zoo Miami.

Captivity Studies USA Sponsors
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) Wild Animal Health Fund, Center for Conservation of Tropical Ungulates (CCTU), Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, University of Western Australia Postgraduate Student's Association, UWA Convocation.

Ivory Coast Project Work Study Sponsors:
Al Bustan Zoological Centre (UAE), Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation (QATAR), Auckland Zoo (New Zealand), Banham Zoo (UK), CB Films (UK), EI Medical Imaging (USA), Fundación Bioparc (Spain), Mammal Research Institute (South Africa), Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (UAE), Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo (USA), Rum Creek Ranch, Parken Zoo (Sweden), Phoenix Zoo (USA), Prince Bernard Foundation (Netherlands), Seoul Zoo (South Korea), University of Western Australia, WWF Netherlands, The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Zoo Plock (Poland), Zoo New England, Toronto Zoo (Canada).