Jessica Williams

During my undergraduate years in Australia, I sought out courses which gave me the opportunity to travel and found myself studying primatology. Since graduating, I have spent a large portion of the last five years living in the forests of Cambodia, China and Madagascar studying gibbons and lemurs. Currently, I am a PhD candidate at the Australian National University investigating the impact of tourism on wild, habituated gibbons in Cambodia and China. My aim is to ensure that tourism programs are having minimal impact on the gibbons involved, while also being rewarding for tourists and beneficial to local communities. I am passionate about conservation, sustainable living and finding ways for humans and wildlife to happily coexist.