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Dr Sarah Durant

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Sarah is a conservation scientist and practictioner. Her research focuses on carnivore conservation, biodiversity monitoring, human wildlife conflict, connectivity conservation and national and international conservation policy and management. Sarah has worked in Tanzania since 1991 where she continues to head the Serengeti Cheetah Project, which is the longest ongoing study of wild cheetah. In 2002 she initiated the Tanzania Carnivore Program to establish capacity for carnivore conservation and research in Tanzania. Later, in 2007, together with Rosie Woodroffe, she established the Range Wide Conservation Program (RWCP) for Cheetah and African Wild Dog with the ultimate aim of halting global decline in these species. She continues to head this program, which now includes a focus on establishing cheetah landscapes. Sarah is a Senior Research Fellow at Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and is also affiliated with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). She is a member of the IUCN/SSC Cat and Pangolin Specialist Groups and the steering committee of National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative.
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