Biologist, Photographer & Writer
Photographer, writer and PhD Zoologist for more than 20 years, in the USA and Europe, and often in the tropics under difficult conditions.
Complete photo/text articles, photo-essays, film scripts, destination articles, books. Long and short assignments. Experience as electronic publisher (CD-ROM, AOL, websites), book/magazine/newsletter editor, translator.
Over 70 countries. Recent emphasis on Australia, Southern Africa, the Kalahari, South America (Suriname) and Provence (France).
Magazines (photos): National Geographic ,World, Travel & Leisure, McCall's, Terre Sauvage, International Wildlife, Condé Nast Traveler, GEOlino, Airone, Naturopa, Ranger Rick, Animal Kingdom, World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Conservation, Japanese pubs, (etc.).
Calendars (photos): Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, Center for Marine Conservation, Time-Life, Audubon, Sierra Club.
Multimedia (editor, text &/or photos): National Geographic Educational Media CD-ROM "Mammals" (bestseller) and educational film strips. Time/Life Video (cover), AOL 'Bonjour Paris' site (Managing editor, Illustrations and writer). Two web sites.
Photos and text: National Geographic Magazine, Florida Environments (covers), Terre et Vie, Das Tier, Animals, Otter Trust, Penn Ar Bed (cover), Top Dobe. (many others).
Books (text &/or photos): Reader's Digest Books, National Geographic Books, Elsevier, Weidenfeld and Nicolson (cover), Trevor Poyser, Cambridge Univ. Press, Torstar Books, Facts on File, Priory Press, M. Beazley, Crown Publishing.
Text only: National Geographic Magazine (freelance writer), Florida Environments Magazine (columnist), Palm Beach Post (columnist). Over 200 popular and scientific articles. 8 books. Translations.
General stock coverage: Portraits, habitats, animal behaviors, scenics, rural, cities, historic, aerials, close-ups, macro. Wildlife: many endangered species, birds, mammals, otters, rainforest species, fleas...animals of all sizes.
Photo agents: National Geographic (Image Collection), Washington, DC; Omni-Photo, New York, NY; Peter Arnold Inc., New York, NY., Getty Images; Corbis
Related credentials: PhD in biology/ecology (top honors).Bilingual French and English, also Italian and Spanish. Fellow: Royal Geographical Society, Zoological Society of London. Member: Anglo-American Press Association of Paris, Union Photographes Créateurs (UPC, Paris), NANPA (USA).
Twenty eight years' activity in environmental sciences, including international conservation and coordination of endangered species, wildlife trade and habitat programs. Extensive international record in scientific field research and coordination of worldwide informational systems (multimedia, film and print.) Strong communication, negotiation and fund-raising skills. Competent in all phases of scientific and journalistic writing with 6 books, over 100 publications and presentations, and 2 web sites. Published National Geographic photographer and writer. Doctorate in Animal Biology with highest honors. Multilingual.
Doctorat és Sciences degree (Animal Biology), Faculty of Sciences - Orsay, University of Paris, France. Highest honors and congratulations of the Jury. 1981
Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA - equivalent M.Sc.). Animal Ecology. Faculty of Science, University of Paris, France. 1968
Bachelor of Science, Biology Major. Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York. 1966, French Baccalauréats, Paris, France, 1962
Professional experience (partial list)
Coordinator and researcher, Regional Giant Otter Conservation Plan in the Guianas, funded by World Wildlife Fund and the Oceanic Society, 1999 to date
Contract freelance photographer and writer, National Geographic Society Image Collection, Washington, DC. 1997 to date
Freelance Script Writer for film and video productions. 1975 to date
Web site writer and graphics editor, Bonjour Paris on America Online (AOL). 1994 1995
Instructor, Photojournalism. Institut Accords Education, Paris, France, 1993
Founder and President, Duplaix & Associates, Inc., International Environmental Consultants, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. 1988 1992
Director, Office of Communications, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, Florida.1984 1988
Director, Environmental Service Center, Florida Defenders, Tallahassee, FL. 1983
Founder IUCN-SSC TRAFFIC and Director TRAFFIC (U.S.A.), World Wildlife Fund, Washington, D.C.1978-1982
Founder and Chairman, IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group. 1974 1989. Member, '89-present
Visiting Research Scientist, Office of Zoological Research, National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.1978
Field and captive studies of the Giant otter in Suriname, and other otter species in Europe, Africa and Asia.1966-1978
Scientific Assistant to the General Director, New York Zoological Society, Bronx Zoo.1975
Editor, International Zoo Yearbook. The Zoological Society of London, U.K.1971-1975
IUCN (World Conservation Union) Appointments (partial list)
Member, Species Survival Commission (SSC), International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). 1971 - to date
Regional Vice Chairman (North America) IUCN Species Survival Commission. 1981-1984
Steering Committee. IUCN/SSC Species Survival Commission. 1978-1988
Founder and Director TRAFFIC (U.S.A.), World Wildlife Fund, Washington, D.C.1978-1982
Founding member, IUCN/SSC TRAFFIC Specialist Group (Trade Records Analysis of Fauna and Flora in Commerce). 1975-1985
Founder and member, IUCN/SSC Animal Trade Information Service (became TRAFFIC) '72-75
Delegate to CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species):'7885
Founder and Chairman, IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group. '74 '89. Member '89-present
Member, IUCN/SSC - International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF) Liaison Committee. '72-74
Chairman and Member, IUCN/SSC Zoo Group. 1972-1976
Member, Tropical Forest Task Force, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).'78-89
Executive Secretary, American Committee for International Conservation (IUCN-ACIC)
Member, IUCN Critical Marine Habitats Group. 1976-1978
Publications (partial list)
Doctoral thesis: The comparative ecology and behavior of Pteronura brasiliensis and its phylogenetic implications. (in French, 352 pages).University of Paris Orsay.1982
N.D. & J.A. Davis: Otter, Identification Manual for Customs Officials. 30; CITES, Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Gland, Switzerland.120 pp.1983
Editor. Proceedings of the First Working Meetings of the Otter Specialist Group. IUCN Special Publications (Morges). 158 pp. 1978
N.D. & Noel Simon. World Guide to Mammals. Crown Publishing. 284 pp. 1976
Janet Kear & N.D., Editors. Flamingos, Proceedings of the First International Flamingo Symposium. Trevor Poyser. 246 pp. 1975
International Zoo Yearbook. Editor. Vol. 12, 416 pp. 1972; Vol. 13, 423 pp. 1973; Vol. 14, 423 pp. 1974; Vol. 15, 463 pp. 1975. The Zoological Society of London.
Articles (partial list)
N.D., M. Lingaard, & C. Sakimin, A Survey of Kaburi Creek, West Suriname and its Conservation Implications 2001, Oceanic Society, Oceanic Society, 34 pp. 2001
Giant Otter Country Fact Sheet for Suriname, in Otter Action Plan 2001 of the IUCN-SSC Otter Specialist Group, (in press, 2001)
Evaluation of the Animal and Plant Trade in the Guayana Shield Eco-region, Preliminary Findings. World-Wildlife Fund and UNDP Guayana Forests & Environmental Conservation Project (WWF-GFECP) 2001. 88pp. http://www.wwfguianas.org/Files/Guianas%20Trade.pdf
Numerous articles/photos on Australia, Provence and Suriname on www.2DocStock.com. 1999-2001
18 articles on Paris and France on AOL Bonjour Paris and www.bparis.com '95-'97
Agents of Capitalism. Chapter in From The Field, A Collection of Writing from National Geographic. C. McCarry, editor. Washington: National Geographic Soc.: 230-232.1997
South Florida Water: Paying The Price. National Geographic. July: 89-112, 1990
Fleas: The Lethal Leapers. National Geographic. May: 114-136. 1988
Otters. Chapter in, The Encyclopedia of Mammals. D.Macdonald, editor. NY: Facts on File:124-129.1987
How rare is the Egyptian vulture in South Africa? Vulture News 4:18. 1985
CITES, TRAFFIC, and the international black-market trade in rarities. In, Proceedings of an International Symposium on the Extinction Alternative. P.J. Mundy, editor: 72-73.1984
Macdonald, S. & N.D. The Otter, Symbol of Our Threatened Fauna. Naturopa 45:14-19.1983
Mack,D., N.D., & S.Wells. Sea Turtles, Animal of Divisible Parts: International Trade in Sea Turtle Products. In, Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles. K. Bjorndal, editor. Smithsonian Institution Press:545-563.1982
E. Roet, D. Mack & N.D.: Psittacines imported by the United Sates, '79 - '80. In, Conservation of New World Parrots. Roger Pasquier, editor. Smithsonian Institution Press: 21-55. 1981
Observations on the ecology and behavior of the Giant River Otter Pteronura brasiliensis in Suriname. Terre et Vie. 34:495-620. 1980
Giant Otters: "Big Water Dogs" in Peril. National Geographic. July: 130-142.1980
N.D. & H.A. Reichart. The History, Status and Conversation of the Manatee Trichecus manatus in Suriname, Report under contract to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Endangered Species Bureau, Manatee Conservation Project. 35 pp. 1978
River otters in captivity, a review. In, Breeding Endangered Species in Captivity, R.D. Martin, editor: 311-327, Academic Press. 1975
Multimedia/Film (partial list)
Co-producer/Screenplay/Voiceover script: Little Tracker. Provision, South Africa. 50 minutes.1999. Awards: First Place Gold Camera Award, US International Film and Video Festival, Chicago, USA; Finalist, Golden Panda Award, Wildscreen Festival 2000,Bristol,UK; Finalist: Jackson Hole Wildlife Film 2001 Festival in the Best Children's Category; Finalist: "Gold Panda" Awards for Documentary at the 6th Sichuan TV Festival, China
Voiceover script: Kalahari, Living on the Edge. Provision, South Africa. 50 minutes. 1998 (South African Documentary TV award: Best Directing, Best Production, Best Script and Best Wildlife Documentary in 1998.)
Talent/Coordinator: Nouveaux Mondes: Capture and Transfert. Gedeon Programmes and France 2. 1h45m. 1999 (In French)
Talent/Coordinator: Nouveaux Mondes: Elephants of Kruger. Gedeon Programmes and France 2. 1h45m. 1998 (In French)
Web site writer, graphics/photo
editor, Bonjour Paris on America Online (AOL). '94
Spokesperson. Frequent radio and TV interviews on south Florida environmental and water issues. 1985-1990
Talent/Coordinator. In Search Of The Giant Otter. 1978 BBC film updated and re-edited by WGBH for all PBS affiliates. (50 minutes). 1984
Talent/Advisor. Animal Trade: Passport to Extinction. Focus program. WBBM Television, CBS affiliate, Chicago. (2 one-hour specials). National distribution. 1981
Talent. In Search of the Bigi Watra Dagoo (Giant Otters in Suriname). BBC Television (Bristol Natural History Unit.). World About Us series. Distributed worldwide. Edward Milner, producer. (50 minutes). 1978
Talent. The Otter in Britain. BBC Television (Bristol Natural History Unit). World about Us series. Christopher Parsons, producer. Distributed worldwide.1974
Awards and Professional membership (partial list)
Scientific Fellow: The Zoological
Society of London
Bilingual English - French. Spoken Italian and Spanish, some Dutch and German. Spoken Sranantongo (Suriname dialect)
119 countries on five continents visited on official conservation business