David Emmett

David Emmett

Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific Field Division

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David Emmett has dedicated his life to indulging his fascination in wildlife and wild places. After completed his degree in zoology at Imperial College, London, David went on to study biodiversity in Malawi, Tanzania and Madagascar before he and his wife, Annette Olsson, were hired by CI and moved to Cambodia. During his time with the CI Cambodia program, David conducted detailed biodiversity surveys of the remote, unexplored Cardamom Mountains, as well as areas in Laos, Nepal, Myanmar and Vietnam. David is an expert herpetologist and can capture, handle and accurately identify most species of snake, turtle, lizard and amphibian in southeast Asia. As CI’s current senior vice president for the Asia-Pacific field division, based in Singapore, David now focuses on strategic planning and fundraising. However, he still loves to escape from behind his desk at any opportunity and venture into the forest, where he thrives on wandering around looking for wildlife — especially at night when the forests come alive. Learn more.

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