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President Hidetoshi Kurotori

 

(name)Hidetoshi Kurotori
(date/place of birth) 1952/ Hokkaido,Japan
(Education) He attended the Kyoto University Graduate School of Faculty of Science and completed his doctoral coursework.

 

He retired from the zoo in 2013, having worked there for 37 years.
He had been the zookeeper of apes such as gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees at Tama Zoological Park and Ueno Zoological Gardens.
Since 2010, he worked to promote education and publicity as a curator of Ueno Zoological Gardens.
Since then, he has been researching captive orangutans in the Wildlife Research Center( https://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/index.html) (including the Primate Research Institute: https://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/index.html) at Kyoto University.
Additionally, he has been working as a Director of the Borneo Conservation Trust Japan (http://www.bctj.jp/) since 2007.
He has been involved in the conservation of Bornean elephants and orangutans both domestically and internationally.
Currently he is engaged in the conservation and promotion of apes while working as a part-time instructor for zoology at Faculty of Agriculture, Ibaraki University (https://www.ibaraki.ac.jp/en/depart/agr/).

 

Vice President   Tomoko Kanamori

 

(name) Tomoko Kanamori
(place of birth) Toyama,Japan
(education) She obtained a PhD degree (Doctor of Science) at the Graduate School of Life Science and Technology Department, Tokyo Institute of Technology (https://educ.titech.ac.jp/eng/).

 

She belongs to the Wildlife Research Center at Kyoto Universityr( https://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/index.html), working as a part-time researcher.
In 2004, she launched a research program into wild orangutans in the Danum Valley Conservation Area which is still ongoing.

 

Executive Director  Noko Kuze

 

(name) Noko Kuze
(place of birth) Tokyo,Japan
(Education) She obtained a PhD degree (Doctor of Science) from the Graduate School of Life Science and Technology Department, Tokyo Institute of Technology (https://educ.titech.ac.jp/eng/).

 

After having worked as a researcher at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Science and the Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University, she worked at the Department of Anthropology in the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo (http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/) after being granted a Research Fellowship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2013.
In 2005, she launched the research of wild orangutans in the Danum Valley Conservation Area and the research is still ongoing.

 

 

Principal Achievement
Kuze, N., Dellatore, D., Banes, G. L., Pratje, P., Tajima, T., and Russon, A. E. (2012). Factors affecting reproduction in rehabilitant female orangutans: Young age at first birth and short inter-birth interval. Primates 53 (2):181-192.

 

Director  Tomoyuki Tajima

 

(name)Tomoyuki Tajima
(place of birth) Tokyo,Japan
(Education) He attended the Kyoto University Graduate School of Faculty of Science and completed his doctoral coursework.

 

He is currently working as part of the Assistant Teaching Staff at the Kyoto University Graduate School, Faculty of Science.
He has been taking part in the research project of wild orangutans in the Danum Valley Conservation Area since 2011.

 

 

 

 

Secretariats

Takumi Tsutaya

(name) Takumi Tsutaya
(place of birth) Tokyo,Japan
(Education) He obtained his PhD degree (Doctor of Life Science) from the Graduate School of Frontier Science, Tokyo University.

 

Currently, he is working as a postdoctoral researcher at Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC: www.jamstec.go.jp).

Chiaki Nakamura

Kanako Kawashima

Marina Fujii


(2018 at Tama Zoo)


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