Board of Directors

RSCF Director, Paul Reillo, PhD

Paul R. Reillo, Ph.D., University of Maryland (Zoology). Rare Species Conservatory Foundation founder and president, director of the Tropical Conservation Institute, FIU. Field-oriented population biologist, ecological geneticist and environmental engineer. Technical expertise in field ecology, demographic and genetic analysis of small populations and animal husbandry.

George Amato, PhD

George Amato, Ph.D., Yale University (Biology). RSCF board member. Director, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics. Adjunct associate professor at Columbia and Fordham universities, research associate in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department of Yale University. Conservation geneticist specializing in non-invasive sampling techniques for endangered species, and monitoring the trade in endangered species products using DNA based forensic science.

Richard Estes, PhD

Richard D. Estes, Ph.D., Cornell University (Vertebrate Zoology). RSCF founding board member. Behavioral zoologist and ecologist. Specialist in field studies of large African mammals. Species Survival Commission Chairman for Antelope Specialist Group of the World Conservation Union (IUCN); Earthwatch Scientific Advisor; Associate, Harvard Museum of Cultural and Natural History. Author of The Safari Companion; The Behavioral Guide to African Mammals; and co-author of The National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife.

Christopher Langen

Christopher Langen, Esq., JD University of Miami (Mechanical Engineer). RSCF board member. Professional attorney, rare pscittacine ecology, breeding and management.

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