Margaret Kinnaird

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"Margaret Kinnaird, formerly with Wildlife Conservation Society and the Executive Director of Mpala Research Center, is the Global Wildlife Practice Leader at World Wildlife Fund – International and a recognized scientist with extensive experience in Africa and Asia. Margaret joins the board to help WildlifeDirect align its strategies to global agendas and promote the publication of WildlifeDirect’s accomplishments in recognized scientific journals." [1]

Margaret Kinnaird "began her career in ecology and conservation in Florida studying the effects of boat mortality on manatee demography. As a graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan, Dr. Kinnaird conducted studies on cooperative breeding of Galapagos mockingbirds and later went to Kenya to study similar behaviors in White-fronted Bee-eaters. She also worked as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos, led ecotourists around the islands, and worked on studies of the effects of tourism on nesting boobies and frigate birds. Dr. Kinnaird's interest in conservation of African wildlife led her to conduct studies on the effects of forest fragmentation on the Tana River crested mangabey for which she received her Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from University of Florida. Dr. Kinnaird has been working in Indonesia as founder and co-director of the Wildlife Conservation Society-Indonesia Program since 1991. Her research has focused on large fruit-eating birds and mammals." [2]

She is married to Tim O'Brien. [1]

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  1. Wildlife Direct Board, organizational web page, accessed November 17, 2019.
  2. Margaret Kinnaird, accessed June 13, 2010.