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Dr. Susan Canney

Project Leader for the Mali Elephant Project

Dr. Susan Canney has a variety of experience from working on conservation projects across Africa, Asia and Europe, and as a research officer for the UK Government’s independent adviser on sustainable development at the Green College Centre for Environmental Policy & Understanding.

Her work involves using systems perspectives and collaborative approaches to understand the human-nature relationship and find sustainable solutions to conservation problems.

She is a Research Associate of the Department of Zoology, Oxford University, a Trustee of Tusk Trust, a Tusk Award Judge; sits on the Nature Needs Half Advisory Committee, the Sahara Conservation Fund’s Science Committee, and is a member of the IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group. She has co-authored a recently published book on “Conservation” for Cambridge University Press, that takes a global perspective to bring conservation to the heart of sustainability and environmental policy.

Nomba Ganame

Field Manager

Nomba Ganame is the Field Manager for the Mali Elephant Project. He is a resident of Douentza, Mali, with professional training and considerable experience in, and strong commitment to, protecting Mali’s fauna and flora, especially the iconic desert elephants, while integrating the needs of local people. Ganame describes himself as an “anthropologist of development.”

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