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Dr. Tina Cloutier Barbour

Instructor of Animal Health and Behavior

Dr. Tina Cloutier Barbour

Dr. Tina Cloutier Barbour earned her Ph.D. in Evolutionary Ecology from the University of Utah, with a specialization in Primatology. She is co-director of the Tonkolili Chimpanzee Project in Sierra Leone, which she co-founded in 2012 and which aims to mitigate human/wildlife conflict through local community stewardship. Dr Cloutier Barbour is also the Curator of Conservation, Research & Chimpanzees at a large zoological facility in South Florida, where she oversees the care of the park’s many primates. Additionally, she serves on multiple AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) committees; most notably, Dr Cloutier Barbour is the Program Leader for the Chimpanzee SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) program, a highly collaborative platform that utilizes a One Plan Approach to conservation—successfully bridging the gap between in-situ and ex-situ conservation professionals while simultaneously engaging the public sector in conservation outcomes. She also serves as the Ape TAG (taxon advisory group) Vice Chair, and the Chimpanzee SSP (Species Survival Program) Coordinator.


Credentials

Ph.D. in Evolutionary Ecology