Janice (Jan) Reed-Smith, M.A.
AON Management Team; Rubondo Otter Project team member; IUCN-SSC OSG member
Jan did her Master’s project on the habitat use and behaviour of spotted-necked otters on Rubondo Island National Park, Tanzania
Margherita Bandini, M.S.
AON Tech, Public Relations Director, Management Team; IUCN/SSC OSG Publications and Media Officer
Margherita has been working for and with otters for more than ten years in both research and awareness.
AON Management Team; AON Education and Outreach Director; IUCN-SSC OSG Education coordinator and member
Carol has an extensive background working in education and on otter awareness projects.
Dr. Thomas Serfass, PhD
AON Advisory Member; Frostburg State University; Rubondo Otter Project Head; IUCN-SSC OSG member
Dr. Trevor McIntyre, PhD
AON Advisory Member; Mammal Research Institute; Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria
Dr. Mordecai (Mordy) Ogada, PhD
AON Advisory Member; Wetlands Policy Consultant, Kenya, IUCN-SSC OSG member
Rowan Jordaan, M.S.
AON Advisory Member; University of Pretoria (study institution), IUCN-SSC OSG member
Dr. Nicola Okes, PhD
AON Advisory Member; University of Cape Town (study institution)
Dr. Helene Jacques, DVM
AON Advisory Member; IUCN-SSC OSG member and co-coordinator for Africa
Dr. Hugues Akpona, PhD
AON Advisory Member; Congo Landscape Manager; African Wildlife Foundation; IUCN-SSC OSG member
Dr. Pat Foster-Turley, PhD
AON Advisory Member; IUCN-SSC OSG member, USAID Consultant
Dr. Jo Thompson, PhD
AON Advisory Member; Lukuru Foundation, President/Executive Director, Democratic Republic of Congo, IUCN-SSC OSG member
Dr. David Rowe-Rowe, PhD
AON Advisory Member; Retired Natal Parks Board, IUCN-SSC OSG member
Dr. Kristin Brzeski, PhD
AON Advisory Member; NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Dr. Michael Somers, PhD
AON Advisory Member; Univ. of Pretoria; IUCN-SSC OSG member and Continental Coordinator for Africa
AON Advisory Member; Director of the River Otter Ecology Project, IUCN-SSC OSG member
AON Advisory Member; Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist, Executive Director of the African Pangolin Working Group, IUCN-SSC OSG member
AON Advisory Member; National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, working on a PhD on genetics of the African clawless otter and spotted-necked otter
Tanzania – AON Advisory Member
Benin – spotted-necked otter and fishermen conflict.
Benin – University Professor, leading the otter-fishermen conflict project.
Uganda – Executive Director of Joint Efforts for Green Mountain Initiative.
Katrina Fernandez, PhD
AON Advisory Member; Ecologist and Director of Wild Otters Research; Deputy Coordinator for Education&Outreach; IUNC/SSC Otter Specialist Group Member
AON Advisory Member; Associate professor at Swansea University; Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.
AON Advisory Member; Tunisian Association for Wildlife; PhD on otter distribution in Tunisia.