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September Educator of the Month: Claudine Tuyishime

Congratulations to Claudine Tuyishime on being selected as PEN’s September Educator of the Month!  Special thanks to Joel Musaasizi for his nomination and blog submission. Claudine Tuyishime is part of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Rwanda team.  WCS has been working in

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Voices from the Field: Silver Birungi James

Listen to an exclusive Voices from the Field interview with Silver Birungi James, PEN’s Co-Regional Coordinator for East Africa, below. Can you please tell our listeners your name, title, and affiliation? My name is Silver Birungi James, Primate Education Network’s Regional Coordinator

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June Educator of the Month: Francis Rwabuhinga

Congratulations to Francis Rwabuhinga on being selected as Primate Education Network’s (PEN) June Educator of the Month!  Special thanks to Amy Hanna for her nomination and blog submission.  I had the pleasure of working with Francis Rwabuhinga for two years

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May Educator of the Month: Denis Agaba

Congratulations to Denis Agaba on being selected as Primate Education Network’s (PEN) May Educator of the Month!  Special thanks to Madelaine Westwood for her nomination and blog submission. Denis Agaba transforms lives wherever he goes.  Charismatic, intelligent, and passionate, Denis

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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo

Recently, Fanny Cornejo, PEN’s Regional Coordinator for Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, joined me in Washington, DC  to attend meetings with prospective partners, as well as participate in a behind-the-scenes tour at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Fanny and I visited the

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December Educator of the Month: Dondo Kante

It is with great pleasure that I announce Dondo Kante as Primate Education Network’s (PEN) first Educator of the Month!  Dondo and I worked closely on my chimpanzee education project in Senegal (2005-2006). Special thanks to Jill Pruetz for this

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Primate Education Network: A Community & Collaboration Platform

I have dedicated my career to primate conservation, with a special emphasis on education, and worked in great ape range countries, such as Uganda, Borneo, Rwanda, and the DRC.  I also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal for

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