Safari Professionals is pleased to announce the formation of the IMPACTONAFRICA Council of Conservation and Science Advisors. This group of esteemed volunteer conservationists and scientists will provide professional guidance in the development of safari programs and will help evaluate project proposals submitted to our IMPACTONAFRICA program.
To learn more about the Council, please click here.
And, we are honored that two highly recognized conservation science professionals have joined with us to initiate this important endeavor –Terry L. Maple, Ph.D and Michael Hutchins, Ph.D.
Dr. Terry L. Maple serves as the volunteer Chair of the Council. Dr. Maple served as the founding CEO of Zoo Atlanta, creating the vision that led to the stunning renaissance of a condemned zoo into a world-class showpiece. During his tenure, Zoo Atlanta established a Nairobi-based program of African conservation research – one of a handful of zoo-supported research programs in Africa with a full-time zoo scientist in residence.
For more on Dr. Maple’s extensive background, please click here.
Dr. Michael Hutchins serves as Safari Professionals’ Director, Conservation and Science. Dr. Hutchins has served as Coordinator of Research at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s world-famous Bronx Zoo, the William Conway Chair of Conservation and Science for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and, most recently, CEO of The Wildlife Society. Michael is an accomplished author and editor, having published over 200 books, articles and reports. His extensive world-wide travels have included Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
For more information about Dr. Hutchins, please click here.