Ray Jansen is the Co-Chairman of the APWG and a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Pangolin Specialist Group. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental, Water and Earth Sciences in the Faculty of Science at the Tshwane University of Technology. He holds a PhD in Zoology from the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
based at the University of Cape Town. Ray’s research interests are diverse and currently focus on rare and endangered birds, mammals and reptiles such as the Southern Ground Hornbill, Yellow-breasted Pipit and the Giant Girdled Lizard. He supervises post-graduate students working on African pangolin ecology, their use in traditional medicine and their prevalence in the bushmeat markets of West and southern Africa.
Phone: +27 12 385 6347