Research assistant, inventory & monitoring unit  

Albert Walanga    

The internship’s overall goal is to improve the conservation research conducted by WCS’s Inventory & Monitoring Unit (IMU), while also improving the independent research conducted at Centre de Formation et de Recherche en Conservation Forestière (CEFRECOF), a training institution for biodiversity research and conservation. WCS-IMU is based at CEFRECOF in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve (OWR), and IMU conducts wildlife monitoring while CEFRECOF hosts independent researchers, mostly from universities. All research and monitoring activities are designed to help the Congolese protected area management (ICCN). This internship will improve WCS’s capacity to guide and conduct rigorous scientific research through these institutions.