James is passionate about wetlands, but his experience in natural resource management, conservation, research, teaching and administrative duties based on working in institutions in Africa, America and Asia make him a useful addition to the NFDS team.
With over seven years’ working experience in the field of natural resource management and environmental conservation James joined NFDS in 2015 to work on a study into Taiwan’s and China’s long distance Tuna fishing fleet’s activities in the Indian Ocean, he is now part of the Botswana home office team. Previously, while at the FAO he worked on inland aquatic protected areas in the area of current perceptions towards inland and marine protected areas towards guiding discussions on protected areas as a fisheries management tool. He has also worked for the Jane Goodall Institute, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Khon Kaen University Language Institute, Pennsylvania State University, the United States National Park Service, and the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Qualifications: MA International Environmental Policy (2013), Monterey Institute of International Studies, BA General Science, Minor African Studies (2007), Pennsylvania State University
Other Training: Intensive Chinese Language Program (Middlebury College).
Countries of Work Experience: Botswana, China, Italy, Kenya, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, United States of America.