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Biodiversity Analyst, Conservation Synthesis
Based in the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science

University of Natal, South Africa: B.Sc., Zoology & Psychology
University of Natal, South Africa: B.Sc., Honours, Zoology
University of Cape Town, South Africa: M.Sc., Conservation Biology

Conrad is based in the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS), serving as a focal point between CABS and other units within Conservation International, including the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB). The aim of this work is to ensure that CELB activities are underpinned by the most accurate biodiversity science available.

Conrad was formerly a lecturer in wildlife ecology and management, and related tourism development, in Tanzania. This formed part of an intra-African exchange program for young professionals tasked with mutual capacity development. During this time he participated in a number of projects related to improving local capacity for research and management of wildlife resources in East Africa.

Prior to this, Conrad was a researcher for an environmental consultancy in South Africa, focused on natural resource economics and ecology aimed at advising corporate, government and NGO clients in southern Africa. This ranged from site-focused ecological monitoring to advising national and regional policies on conservation planning, fisheries, ecotourism and agriculture. His MSc research investigated the roles of opportunity costs, incentives and attitudes in driving voluntary private conservation of priority sites and species within a highly productive agricultural landscape. Conrad began his career as a scientific ranger on the Aldabra Atoll World Heritage Site in the Seychelles, home to the last natural populations of flightless birds and giant tortoises in the Indian Ocean. Conrad speaks Afrikaans, Kiswahili and Seychellois Kreol.


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