Who Are We?



Osiris A. DOUMBE, MRes Principal Investigator, Field Team Leader

Born and raised in France from a French mother and a Cameroonian father, Doumbé graduated in Biology of Organisms from the Université du Maine, Le Mans, FRANCE with one year in New Mexico State University as an exchange student. The following year, he obtained his Master 1 in Tropical Ecology from the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Guadeloupe, FRENCH INDIES. After a field assistantship in Germany focusing on Barbary macaque female behaviour, he was accepted into the MRes program of Primate Biology, Behaviour and Conservation, at the University of Roehampton, London, UK. For his thesis, he conducted a survey on a small population of Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees in a fragmented forest of the North-West region of Cameroon. Doumbé finished his master program obtaining the certificate of best MRes students. Doumbé has been leading the ELLIOTI PROJECT since 2013.



Simon J. TAPPER, MRes Co-Principal Investigator, Field Team Leader

After receiving his Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, Tapper spent one year in western Tanzania leading the Ugalla Primate Project's study on red-tail monkey behavioural ecology. He then began graduate work in primatology at the University of Roehampton, UK. His master's research took him to the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco where he studied the effects of tourist provisioning on Barbary Macaque behaviour and stress physiology. Post-master's, Tapper worked on a range of conservation-based research projects, from American marten to Williamson's sapsuckers. In Fall 2013, he began collaborating with Doumbé on the ELLIOTI PROJECT.




David ACHOMOCHI  Field Team Leader

Achomochi is the King Maker of Finge, a small village located 15km from Bamenda, North-West region of Cameroon. Former hunter, he became involved in conservation in 2011, serving as a replacement assistant on an informal chimpanzee monitoring project in the Babanki-Finge forest. Achomochi also served as Doumbé's field assistant from March to May 2013, and is specialist in chimpanzee nest identification.




Fotang CHEFOR, Msc Assistant

Chefor is a  current student from the University of Dschang. He obtained his Masters in Environmental Studies in January 2014.






Marcellus CHE, Msc

Agro-economist, COMAID (Community Assistance in Development NGO - North-West region of Cameroon).

Kenneth TAH, Msc

Board Chair of COMAID

Olivier SENE, Msc

Botanist, WCS-Cameroon.

Francis JAFF

Project Coordinator of FAP (Forestry & Agroforestry Promoters NGO - North-West region of Cameroon).



Romanus IKFUINGEI, Msc

Primatologist, WCS-Cameroon.



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