The Great Apes of Uganda
About Our Expert
Allard Blom, Ph.D, is the Managing Director for the Congo Basin Program at World Wildlife Fund. Before joining WWF in Washington, DC, he spent more than 16 years working in Africa. He was instrumental in establishing the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Lopé National Park in Gabon. In Dzanga-Sangha in the Central African Republic, he initiated a long-term sustainable funding strategy which includes a tri-national conservation trust fund and a successful gorilla habituation program, where tourists can visit the elusive western lowland gorillas. Blom holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in biology/ecology and a Ph.D. in ecology and wildlife management from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.