Dr. Kerry Bowman

Kerry BowmanDr. Kerry Bowman has a Ph.D. in Bioethics, a fellowship in Cultural Psychiatry, and a Masters degree in Social Work. He is an Assistant Professor appointed to both University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics and The University of Toronto Centre for Environment. As well, he is the Clinical Ethicist for Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

Dr. Bowman is the president and founder of The Canadian Ape Alliance and a member of the Board of Directors of The Jane Goodall Institute.

He travels frequently to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as a conservationist and environmentalist working to help protect the great apes of Africa. Dr. Bowman lived for a period among hunters in Cameroon to study their attitudes toward the hunting and eating of chimpanzees and gorillas. His primary focus is on balancing environmental protection with the promotion of human well being. He is currently also working with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Dr. Bowman and Jane Goodall

Dr. Kerry Bowman with Jane Goodall receiving honorary doctorate from University of Toronto

He frequently consults internationally on conservation issues in various parts of Africa, as well as India, Indonesia, Brazil and Iran. Dr. Bowman has consulted for the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta on research exploring the link between the hunting of great apes and the transmission of retroviruses such as HIV.

Dr. Bowman was featured in the Discovery Channel documentary “Bushmeat,” and in a CBC National news documentary called Primate Paradox, both highlighting the ongoing threat to the great apes of Africa. Dr. Bowman has also been featured in Maclean’s magazine and The Toronto Star, and has appeared in Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail, CNN and numerous TV talk shows.

You can contact Dr. Bowman directly at kbowman@great-apes.com

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