Wild Chimpanzee Foundation

Who we are

WCF Switzerland & Germany

Professor Dr. Christophe Boesch is the Founder and President of the WCF. [CV] Christophe and the WCF received the St Andrews Prize for the Environment in 2015.
Hedwige Boesch-Achermann is the acting Director of the WCF and the European Representative in Leipzig, Germany. Hedwige received the "Trophée de femmes" 2007 award of the Yves Rocher Foundation in Switzerland.
Julia Riedel is the Assistant in the WCF office in Leipzig, Germany. Julia received the "Trophée de femmes" 2011 award of the Yves Rocher Foundation in Germany.

Dr. Tobias Deschner assists with public relations of the WCF in Germany.

WCF Côte d’Ivoire

Dr. Emmanuelle Normand is the Director of the West African Office in Abidjan.
Julien Desré is the Executive Assistant for the WCF West African office in Abidjan.
Maho N'Gbesso René is the biomonitoring field officer.
Firmin Kouakou Konan is the Law Enforcement Field Officer.
Ano Joseph Kouassi is an Ivorian PhD candidate, studying the bush-meat trade in the Taï-Grebo-Sapo Forest Complex.
Yves Kablan is an Ivorian PhD candidate, studying the effects of illegal anthropogenic activities on wildlife inside the Taï National Park..
Abidjan office: Florence Gogable is the WCF Accountant since June 2009, Monique Dibiis the Assistant Accountant since August 2011 and Cinthia Kadjo is our Secretary since September 2011.
Daplé Kouazeu Raoul is the FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) program officer.
Taï office(from left to right): Gregoire Nohon became, in 1986, the first African field assistant in the Taï chimpanzee project. He is an expert in chimpanzee behavior. Since 2014, he is the Taï Education and Eco-museum Supervisor. Guillaume Sea is the WCF Education Animator around Taï National Park. Thierry Fabien is the Taï Field Coordinator and Eco-tourism Program Officer. Maxime Pahi and Arnosia Pahi are both Assistants for the field activities in Taï.
Anti-poaching data collector team: is composed of 6 Ivorian members:Alphonse Tagnon, Emile Tere, Lambert Yao, Denis Lia, Elysée Koula and Célestin Tere. Their mission is to look for illegal humans’ activities in Taï National Park to help the park management.
Ecotourism team: all eco-guides come from Ponan, Taï and Gouléako:Louise Pahi, Sylvia Kore, Marina Yro, Delphine Yahiri, Mathieu Pahi, Willy Koula, Armand Bai and Alexi Tiemi.They know the forest since they are children.

WCF Guinea

Virginie Vergnes is the WCF Guinea Country Office Director.
Moussa Kaba is the Communication and Education Program Officer.
Bangaly Kaba is a Field Supervisor.
Florence Vernadat is the Executive Assistant in Guinea
Assane Sefou Beavogui is the Field Coordinator and Project Assistant for the Moyen-Bafing project.
Salian Traore is a Government Representative for "Office Guinéen de Parcs et Réserves" and an Assistant to the Community Development Program in the Moyen-Bafing region.
Mohammed Lamine Kaba is a supervisor for Club P.A.N. and the Community Development Program.
Cece Bamamou is a Field Assistant.
Marine Marc is the Community Development Program Head Officer for the Moyen-Bafing project.
Samuel Pereira Dias is the Environmental Program Head Officer for the Moyen-Bafing project.
Anaëlle Huon de Kermadec is a Project Assistant for the Community Development Program in the Moyen-Bafing region.
Amadou Sadio Bah is a driver.
Mamadou Balde is a driver.

WCF Liberia

Dervla Dowd is the Liberia Country Director, based in Monrovia.
Dr. Annika Hillers is the Liberia Country Director, based in Monrovia.
Simon Furnell is the Program Officer based in Zwedru.
Clement Tweh is an FDA ranger seconded to WCF to coordinate the biomonitoring.
Zoro Gone Bi Irié Bérenger is a program officer, supporting biomonitoring and community eco-guard programs.
Delah Kullie Reeves is the chief driver.
Jimmy Parker is the Biomonitoring Supervisor.
Benjamin Queminee is the Community Engagement Officer.
Steek Tompoe is an FDA auxiliary seconded to WCF to be a team leader for the community eco-guard program.
Sunnyboy Bando is the Biomonitorng and Eco-guards Supervisor.