About Me

In western DRCongo
I am a 31 year old primatologist who is focusing on the zoonotic impacts of developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

I primarily focus on artisanal diamond mining, and am interested in the subsequent changes in human population densities that mining creates in traditionally isolated and unpopulated regions.

I work in North-Central Democratic Republic of Congo, in the Oriental Province.

I've spent more than five years working in the field, primarily with sanctuary chimpanzees and gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and DRCongo.

I currently work for the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) in Nairobi, Kenya, a part of the United Nations Environment Programme. You can find out more about my life in Nairobi on my Kenya blog -- kenya.darbysingh.com