Michelle L. Wieland
PhD Thesis Title
Wildlife Conservation in Social, Economic, and Ecological Contexts: Multiple Stakeholders and Extraordinary Resource Value in a Congolese National Park.
Independent Consultant, Kampala, Uganda
Current job description
As a consultant on people and natural resources conservation issues, I am currently working on a few projects related to bushmeat, REDD, and incorporating people into conservation projects in East Africa. Previously I was the head of community conservation for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Southern Sudan before moving to Kampala.
Michelle learns from local farmers about resource issues and perceptions of agricultural/forest lands in Conkouati National Park, Republic of Congo.
Michelle works with a local guide to interview villagers on their views of the wildlife and forests of Conkouati National Park, Republic of Congo.