Kim Reuter: conservation Biology. International development. consulting.
Kim is a hybrid biologist and international development professional, who has used her skills to make a measurable impact on communities through healthcare, education, and conservation initiatives. She earned her PhD from Temple University, where she focused on conservation in Madagascar and how biodiversity issues intersect with food security and socioeconomic drivers of natural resource use. She also studies the in-country ownership of pet lemurs via the Pet Lemur Survey Project (funded by National Geographic) as well as aspects of the mammalian bushmeat trade.
Kim currently works as the Natural Capital Accounting Director in the Africa & Madagascar Field Division at Conservation International in Nairobi, Kenya. She has also served as a consultant on international development and data analysis projects, volunteers as the Membership Director at the Lemur Conservation Network, and is a member of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group. In the past, Kim's work as Executive Director of The Ladybug Project (2010 - 2013) impacted communities in two African countries.
Kim's efforts have been covered through a variety of news outlets including CNN International, National Geographic online, Scientific American online, The Guardian, and CBS radio stations. She enjoys participating in community outreach events, especially those that highlight the role of women in science. Got questions? Contact Kim here!
June 2016: Kim speaks at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi and at the World Bank WAVES Annual Partnership Meeting about the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa's work on Natural Capital Accounting.
May 2016: Kim's research on the bushmeat trade in Madagascar covered by Scientific American and Kim's research on the pet lemur trade is covered by the Epoch Times!
April 2016: Kim quoted about the illegal lemur pet trade in Madagascar in the Huffington Post as well as National Geographic Online (English, Italian, and Spanish). Kim's Pet Lemur Survey mentioned in NPR article and on Slate.com as well!
March 2016: Kim's research on the bushmeat trade in Madagascar covered by Smithsonian Magazine.
March 2016: Kim's research on the illegal pet lemur trade in Madagascar covered by National Geographic Online and the Weather Channel.
March 2016: Kim publishes two articles about the bushmeat trade in Madagascar!
February 2016: Kim publishes an article about the illegal pet lemur trade in Madagascar!
February 2016: Kim publishes an article about Integrated Land-Sea Management!
November 2015: Kim is awarded a Conservation Grant from National Geographic for her work with the pet lemur trade in Madagascar!
November 2015: Kim is selected as a Young Leader at the World Forum on Natural Capital and is invited to participated in a skype call with Virgin Atlantic's Richard Branson!
November 2015: Kim's research mentioned in a news article in L'Express Madagascar.
October 2015: Kim and her co-authors publish new article on the consumption of cat in Madagascar.
October 2015: Kim presents on the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa and Natural Capital Accounting at the Pan Africa Business and Biodiversity Forum in Ghana.
October 2015: Kim blogs about her time in South Africa and Bostwana with Conservation International.
September 2015: Kim begins working as the Natural Capital Accounting Director at Conservation International in the Africa & Madagascar Field Division.
August 2015: Kim's research on the pet lemur trade is the subject of a Scientific American blog post!
August 2015: Kim presents twice on her research (bushmeat consumption and pet lemur ownership in Madagascar) at the ICCB-ECCB 2015 conference in France.
June 2015: Kim receives a travel award to present her research on pet lemurs at the American Society of Mammalogists meeting in Jacksonville, FL.
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