Tjerk ter Meulen

Tjerk ter Meulen is Zoological manager in GaiaZOO, Kerkrade The Netherlands; responsible for development regarding the animal collection, education, research and conservation roles.

Since 2012 there is a focus on local conservation projects with involvement in rescue/breeding programs for common hamster (Critecus criticus), garden dormice(Eliomys quercinus), firesalamander (Salamandra Salamandra) amongst others.

Personal interest and 25 year of experiences in working with primates in different captive situation has led to become the Ex-Situ coordinator for the Black Crested mangabey (Lophocebus aterrimus) and Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) besides this I am also the Chair man for the Old World Monkey Taxonomic Advisory Group within the EAZA framework.