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Tim Collins

Tim Collins

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Tim has worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society since 2002 focusing on cetaceans in Africa. This includes research on a variety of whale and dolphin taxa and a range of projects in Central Africa (Angola, Congo, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea) as well as the Western and Northern Indian Ocean (Kenya, Madagascar, and Oman). He is the Africa Coordinator of the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group and a longstanding member of the IWC Scientific Committee. Tim’s personal research interests include the long-term study of Africa’s humpback whales, improving the availability of cetacean data from understudied regions, and improving the capacity of African and Arabian colleagues to conduct cetacean science. He has also worked closely with fishing communities in Congo to improve the conservation prospects of the rare and Critically Endangered Atlantic humpback dolphin. New projects include a humpback whale satellite-tagging program in Kenya that began in 2018. Tim was born in Kenya, a place that instilled his lifelong obsession with wildlife and wilderness. He is British and studied at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.