Goeldi Museum And Botanical And Zoological Garden

Catherine de Courcy is a resident of Melbourne, Australia, where she is a librarian at the State Library of Victoria. Her master's thesis was on the history of the Melbourne Zoological Gardens. Her publications include two on the history of Australian zoos.

James F. Ellis, Jr. and Georgeann A. Ellis. Dr. James Ellis is the Associate Director of International Programs at Washington State University, Pullman. He has worked at the Oklahoma City Zoo, Peoria Zoo, and Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo. Together with his wife, Georgeann Ellis, a licensed microbiologist, he has spent many years in South America and the Caribbean consulting with zoos in Brazil, Guatemala, and Jamaica, as well as the Museum Paraense Emilio Goeldi. The two have written numerous articles on zoos, wildlife conservation, and conservation education in developing countries.

Ken Kawata is General Curator of the Staten Island Zoo, New York. Born in Japan, he interned at the Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, before moving to the United States and working at several U.S. zoos including those in Topeka (Kansas), Indianapolis (Indiana), and Tulsa (Oklahoma) as a keeper and a curator. He has published numerous articles in various American, British, European, and Japanese zoo journals and translated articles from Japanese to English for the International Zoo Yearbook and International Zoo News.

Clinton H. Keeling, a resident of Shalford, England, is a self-taught zoologist and a former zoological garden curator who is primarily concerned with education and wild animal husbandry. He has published more than 40 animal and zoo books, both for adults and children. He is the founder of the Bartlett Society (1984), an international society for the study of zoos and wild animal husbandry.

Vernon N. Kisling, Jr. is a collection management coordinator at the Marston Science Library, University of Florida at Gainesville, and a past curator at the Atlanta Zoo and at the Crandon Park Zoo (Miami). He has written numerous articles on wildlife conservation and zoo history. He is the chair of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association History Committee and is the North American representative of the Bartlett Society.

Wilhelmus Labuschagne, a resident of Pretoria, South Africa, has been Director of the National Zoological Garden of South Africa since 1985. For 13 years prior to this he was a zoologist and then curator at the Johannesburg Zoo. He is a member of the International Union of Directors of Zoological Gardens and is the Chairman of the Pan African Association of Directors of Zoological Gardens, Aquariums and Botanical Gardens.

Leszek Solski began his professional career as a veterinarian in Szczecinek (northern Poland). He was General Manager of the Polish Fauna Garden in Bydgoszcz (central Poland) from 1981 to 1982 and then worked as a scientific assistant at the Institute of Biomaterials Research, within the Medical Academy, Wroclaw. He has written more than a dozen scientific publications, and 60 articles for more general audiences, on zoos and wildlife conservation.

Harro Strehlow holds a Diplom-Biologist from the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin and a Dr. rer. nat. from the Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin. He has been a biologist and a teacher, and has worked as an animal keeper. He has written more than 90 articles on animal behavior, wildlife conservation, the history of biology, and the history of zoos.

Sally Walker established Friends of Mysore Zoo, Zoo Outreach Organisation, the Society for Promotion of History of Zoos and Natural History in India, and the Asian Regional Network of Zoo Educators. She is the regional representative for the Captive Breeding Specialists Group and other wildlife conservation organizations. She founded two monthly zoo magazines now in their fifteenth year of regular publication and she has published more than 500 articles in India and abroad, primarily about zoos and conservation science in India and Southeast Asia.

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