Dr Stuart Young

Regional Field Programme Manager - Southeast Asian Islands

  • Qualifications BSc MSc PhD
  • Focus area
    People Places
  • Location
    South East Asia
  • Additional Information IUCN SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group

I have always had an interest in conservation and ecology. This passion led me to do a BSc in Zoology with Conservation at Bangor University, followed by an MSc in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at Imperial College London. Most recently, I conducted PhD research at the University of Nottingham where I investigated the ecological drivers of variation in the immune response of wild mice.

As well as this, I have worked on various ecology and conservation projects in the UK and around the world. This includes barn owl monitoring in Hungary, humpback whale and mongoose lemur research in Comoros, and great crested newt surveys in exotic Bristol.

In 2018, I joined Chester Zoo as Programme Officer (Consultant) for the IUCN SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group, having previously been a 3-month intern with Field Programmes in 2017. A major focus of my work as Programme Officer is the coordination of the Action Indonesia Global Species Management Plans for anoa, banteng and babirusa. I also help to coordinate conservation activities with tamaraw in the Philippines, as well as monitor activities on the other Asian wild cattle and buffalo species (gaur, kouprey, saola, wild water buffalo and wild yak).

As well as Chester Zoo, my position is also supported by the Center for Conservation of Tropical Ungulates, Global Wildlife Conservation and San Diego Zoo Global.

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