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Germain Mavah


Country of origin:  Congo (Brazzaville)

Degree Program: PhD

Advisor: Dr. Brian child

Entered Program: Fall 2011

Dissertation Topic: Under what conditions do rural citizens participate in wildlife conservation? An analysis of wildlife governance institutions in Republic of Congo

Areas of/Research Interests:

  • Tropical conservation and development.
  • Wildlife governance institutions and community-based natural resources management (CBNRM).
  • Local livelihoods strategies, local community empowerment and collective actions to enable local communities to address conservation issues and to improve their conservation behavior.
  • Sustainable use of wildlife, healthy ecosystems and quality habitat for all wildlife species (protected areas).
  • Environmental education and awareness.
  • Public (government officers, nationals NGOs and rural citizens) understanding of climate change and their adaption strategies.