Andrew Dunn

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Andrew Dunn has managed biological survey and conservation projects in West Africa since 1989. He is currently employed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) as the Nigeria Country Director who are working to help save Cross River gorillas, Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees, lions and elephants from extinction. WCS’s work in Nigeria is focused on four protected areas including Cross River National Park, Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary, the Mbe Mountains and Yankari Game Reserve. A key focus of WCS’s work in this region is transboundary conservation – developing links between protected area authorities in Nigeria and Cameroon to further strengthen conservation efforts. His main area of interest is protected area management and he has helped write a number of park management plans, species action plans and guidebooks. He is a member of the IUCN Primate Specialist Group, Section on Great Apes and is also the Regional Coordinator for West and Central Africa for the IUCN Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group. In recognition of his conservation work in West Africa a newly discovered Nigerian butterfly was named after him in 2003: Lepidochrysops dunni.