Nyawira Muthiga, Ph.D (Director of WCS Marine Program
in Kenya) and Tim McClanahan, Ph.D (WCS Senior Conser-vation
Zoologist) are founders of WCS’s coral reef pro-grams and have
pushed frontiers of coral reef science.
Dr. Nyawira Muthiga and Dr. Tim
McClanahan are coral reef ecologists and
conservationists who have worked in coastal Kenya, East
Africa, the Western Indian Ocean and around the world
for more than 30 years.
They were founders of WCS’s Coral Reef
programs and catalyzed the development of coral reef
research and conservation programs in Kenya, Belize,
Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Fiji, and
smaller more temporary field programs in other
countries, including Tanzania and Mozambique.