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Sarah Brook MSc
Locations:
Cat Tien, Vietnam
Roles:
  • Project Co-ordinator
  • Researcher
[General description section]
I work for WWF Vietnam for the species programme. We have research and conservation projects on the Javan Rhino, Saola, Gibbons, Douc Langurs and Tigers. At the moment I am in the field in southern Vietnam surveying Javan Rhino.

Previous to my work in Vietnam I have assisted on marine mammal research programmes in Europe and Mexico, studied land crabs in the Seychelles for my MSc thesis, conducted bird surveys in southern France and I worked for Butterfly Conservation in the UK for 1.5 years. I am interested in most taxa and enjoy conducting research to inform conservation.
Organisation
WWF Vietnam
Position within organisation
Species Officer
Projects

The aim of this project is to determine the population status (no. of individuals and sex) of the Javan Rhino in Vietnam. This information is critically needed to inform an appropriate management strategy and motivate the Vietnamese government to take effective action to conserve this subspecies.

Relevant species

With fewer than 60 individuals remaining, this is the rarest of all the living rhinoceros species.

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Institutions
WWF Vietnam
Relevant publications
Brook, S., Grant, A. and Bell, D. (2009). Can land crabs be used as a rapid ecosystem evaluation tool? A test using distribution and abundance of several genera from the Seychelles. Acta Oecologica 35, 711-719.

Brook S., McCracken M., Bulman C.R., Camp P. and Bourn N.A.D. (2007). Post-burn bracken Pteridium aquilinum control to manage habitat for the heath fritillary butterfly Mellicta athalia on Exmoor, Somerset, England. Conservation Evidence 4, 81-87.
Links
https://rhinomania.blogspot.org

www.panda.org/greatermekong


Contact
Sarah.brook@wwfgreatermekong.org
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