James C. Deutsch, PhD

Dr. Deutsch directs the Africa Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society, with over 1,300 field staff helping save the continent’s iconic wildlife and wild places through eighteen landscape programs in eleven countries in East and Central Africa and Madagascar.

The Africa Program, is a $15 million/year conservation program employing over 800 staff in the field. He has studied and published on Uganda kob behavioral ecology (for a Cambridge Ph.D.), Malawi cichlid evolution,  and primate behavior, has lectured in ecology and conservation biology at Imperial College, London, and the University of East Anglia, has led courses for the Tropical Biology Association in Uganda and Kenya, and taught high school in Kenya.

From 1997-2002, James worked as an AIDS activist, running the UK’s national fundraising charity for HIV & AIDS, Crusaid.

Speaking Up For Elephants
October 2013