Deirdre Jafferally

Deirdre has 18 years’ experience working in community based wildlife management and conservation. Deirdre first started working at the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development, Guyana in the area of environmental monitoring. This has transited to a broader interest in community resource management issues. She was able to explore this interest during her extensive engagement with communities of the North Rupununi, Guyana in managing and conserving their resources especially in the area of fisheries management. Recently, Deirdre has focused her interest in community resource management and Indigenous knowledge in the pursuit of a PhD exploring the implications of socio-ecological changes on Indigenous knowledge and practices, and its impact on forest conservation. She holds a BSc in Biology and MES in Sustainable Development and Ecological Monitoring.

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