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Lukuru Wildlife Research Foundation Inc

129 Pinckney Street

Circleville, Ohio 43113

United States

Company Description

The acronym "Lukuru" is derived from the names of the two major water routes within the original Lukuru Project (see Our Projects page) zone, the Lukuru and the SankuruRiver. It was born in 1992 through the ideology of the ethnic groups living within the ... more

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Employment History

Finance Manager

Cornell University

Course Operations Coordinator

Tough Mudder LLC

Postdoctoral Research Geneticist


Plant Breeder

EarthWork Seeds Inc.

Professor and Adjunct. Photography and Storyboards.

New York University


New York University

New York Ciity

Head Photographer


Scientific Director Lukuru Foundation

WCS (Computers)


Western Connecticut State University


Center for Forest Conservation and Research


Bachelor's degree

Carleton College

Doctorate degree

Michigan State University

Master's degree

Michigan State University

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FAU first to video newly discovered population of monkeys thought to be nearing extinction | EurekAlert! Science News

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Detwiler jumped at the opportunity to bring the dryas project to her lab when her collaborator John Hart, Ph.D., scientific director of the Lukuru Foundation, revealed the discovery.

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John Hart, PhD Directeur Scientifique et Technique

John brought more than three decades of central African field conservation experience when he joined the Lukuru Foundation in 2006. Having led research in the Salonga NP, Kahuzi-Biega NP, Itombwe, and the TL2 forest blocks, he contributes vast expertise in methodology, research, analysis, and evaluation covering both plant ecology, animal life, and the indigenous community interface. he first came to DRCongo in 1973 to live with and document the ecology of the Mbuti Pygmies in the southern Ituri Forest. In 1980 John and Terese Hart began a rigorous study of the Okapi which led to a pivotal position with the Wildlife Conservation Society.
John received both his Doctorate degree and Master's degree from Michigan State University; and his Bachelor's degree from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. His extensive achievements have earned him multiple honors, including the 2010 Parker Gentry Award for Conservation from the Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois; the 1997 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Carleton College Alumni Association; the 1996 Presidential Award from the Chicago Zoological Society. he is a contributing author to several books and has published articles in peer-reviewed and popular wildlife and conservation journals and magazines.

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"Right now, it looks like we're on the front end of this," USDA District Supervisor and Wildlife Biologist John Hart said about the 2016 discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease in Southeastern Minnesota.

Hart is heading up the USDA sharpshooters in the Fillmore County area.
"We mostly do wildlife damage and work from a disease surveillance standpoint," he explained. For example, the Wildlife Services department of the USDA has dealt with beavers building dams that caused damage to water and roadways and wolves attacking livestock and pets.
"My sense is that this is the only thing that could be done at this point to get a handle on it," Hart said concerning the DNR's plan of action for containing and eliminating CWD. "The concern is that if this waited another year or two, the Chronic Wasting Disease could expand out of the concentrated area it's in right now."
Seven deer tested positive for CWD during the special hunt, bringing the total of infected deer in the area to nine. The USDA sharpshooters have harvested just over 100 deer since they began their contract on February 20. So far, none have tested positive for CWD, but as Hart pointed out, many of the samples are still pending results.
"That ratchets up our concern where that dead deer was found, so we're really focusing our attention there," Hart explained.
"There's a lot of logistics involved to move people and equipment 300 miles," Hart commented.
The sharpshooters are only allowed to work on state property or on private property if they have the landowner's permission. So far, about 25 area landowners have allowed the sharpshooters to shoot deer on their land.
Baits are put down to concentrate the number of deer in an area and put the deer in a safe shooting environment, which allows the sharpshooters to better accomplish their job. "We try to be as low-key as possble," Hart said.
Most of the harvesting is done at night or in the late afternoon. The sharpshooters use thermal imaging, which allows them to see the deer's heat signature. "It's a good way to find deer to target and adds an element of safety because we can see better at night with it," Hart explained.
"The DNR has told us for sure to go through the 10th or 11th of March and potentially through the 19th," Hart said. "It depends on a lot of factors, but mostly on deer numbers like if we collect enough deer to make it worthwhile to have us here."
"I've really been impressed with the people in the area," Hart noted. "We've had good cooperation from the landowners, business owners, and the people in the community. It's really an unfortunate situation that CWD was found here, but you have a really sensible local population that understands the need for this project and has been supporting it."
"Because there's CWD in Iowa and Wisconsin, I think Southeast Minnesota will always be a focal point for surveillance for the DNR, but whether our (USDA Wildlife Services) participation is required again or not really remains to be seen," Hart said.
Hart expressed his appreciation of the local communities for allowing his team to their work. "I want to remind folks that they can play a big part of this next fall during hunting season," he added, explaining that the DNR will want to continue to take samples to ensure that CWD has been eliminated from the area.
People with questions about the DNR's CWD plan are encouraged to call (651) 895-7434. Specific questions regarding the USDA shooting project can be directed to John Hart at (218) 244-4651.

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Instructors: Rebecca Pearson and Jon Hart

John Hart is a photographer and educator, a Photography Professor at New York University teaching several courses including Digital Photography and The Art of Storyboarding for Film.

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