PhD Psychology, Department of Psychology at the University of Stirling, UK
BSc in Zoology, University of Edinburgh, UK
Dr. Tatyana (Tanya) Humle is a primatologist by training with extensive knowledge of biodiversity conservation, interdisciplinary research and challenges facing biodiversity and people’s livelihoods, particularly in tropical regions. Tanya has many years of experience working with chimpanzees in West Africa, mainly in Guinea since 1995, and Sierra Leone since 2011. She joined the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent, UK, in 2010 where her research principally focused on better understanding and improving co-existence between people and wildlife, as well as the drivers of bushmeat hunting and the impacts of large-scale development on wildlife. She also has extensive knowledge on primate rehabilitation and translocation practices, culture in animals and on the links between primate conservation, society and large-scale development and using new technologies to better inform land use planning and decision-making processes. She has been an active member of the IUCN/SSC Section on Great Apes (SGA) since its inception and is the current Vice-President for Conservation for the International Primatological Society (IPS). She also co-edited and helped coordinate on behalf of the SGA the writing up the 2020-2030 Western Chimpanzee Action Plan.