For Immediate Release
Ecological Defense Group, Incorporated (EDGE) 501c3 | Acton, CA
EDGE is extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Joseph Okori to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Okori is the founder and Director of Afri Enviro Consult. He is a Wildlife Veterinarian and Conservationist whose experience spans over 20 years of active service in Africa. His contributions and involvement have been in Biodiversity Conservation and management systems in East and Southern African region and South East Asia.
His approach to Biodiversity Conservation has been one of holistic management through partnerships, community engagement and the use of applied research and socio and economic development principals, in ensuring a tangible contribution towards a healthy ecosystem. This approach has been sharpened through his exposure and partnership in working with Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations, higher institutions of learning and local communities covering 17 countries in East and Southern Africa.
Dr. Okori has also led global conservation programs including Africa-Asia trans-continental partnerships in wildlife conservation. He has served as a focal point for inter-governmental and regional agendas (SADC) in the strategy development for wildlife, spearheaded innovative ranger and research projects focusing on DNA forensics as a tool for wildlife crime enforcement, supported prosecution-driven investigations in rhino crimes as well as built strategic partnerships with judicial services and communities.