Escobar Binyinyi

Research & Conservation Program Manager

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Escobar Binyinyi obtained his bachelor’s degree in management in 2003 in Goma and specialized in GIS in 2004 at the University of Rwanda in Butare. He has been working with the Fossey Fund’s Congo program since 2004. After seven years working as GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and database expert at the Fossey Fund’s Goma office, Binyinyi changed career direction and became one of the Fossey Fund’s key field staff. He is now based in the small village of Nkuba where he organizes the Fossey Fund’s expeditions in the low-altitude forests of eastern Congo. He is also in charge of the Fossey Fund’s camera trap network in Congo.