Delaïd Claudin Rasamisoa

Conservation Project Manager

Delaïd has nearly 10 years of professional experience in biodiversity conservation. His previous experience includes a biological research internship at Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group and Madagascar National Parks, working as a conservation project manager and field research technician for the School International for Training (SIT), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Madagascar program, and San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. In each, he led several projects focused on the ecology and conservation of Madagascar’s biodiversity. Prior to joining Wildlife Madagascar, he was a project leader at IMPACT Madagascar where he managed conservation-related activities and interventions in the Farankaraina Tropical Reserve, Andranobe research station in Masoala National Park, and the NGO’s relationship among all local stakeholders.

Delaïd received a BS from Centre Ecologique de Libanona, Fort-Dauphin, and an MSc degree in biological conservation from the Institut Supérieur de Sciences, Environnement & Développement Durable (ISSEDD) at the University of Toamasina, Madagascar.

Q&A with Delaïd Rasamisoa

What draws you to a career in wildlife conservation?

I have seen firsthand the continuing loss of habitat and wildlife throughout Madagascar, and, like the objectives of Wildlife Madagascar, I want to ensure the long-term existence of my country’s unique biodiversity.

What is one of the most memorable experiences in your career so far?

Managing a large conservation research team working on many different projects in Masoala National Park.  

Who or what inspires you?

Madagascar’s biodiversity 

Is there a book or film that has influenced you or made a strong impression?

The Lemurs of Madagascar field guidebook inspired me a lot as a student, showing me the incredible diversity of lemurs. As it is now in its 5th edition, I would one day love to see my name listed among the contributors.

What do you love about Madagascar and its wildlife?

Everything! Madagascar is blessed with unique wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. Also, the Malagasy people and our culture make this an incredible place that I am proud to call home.