Mohammed Arif Hossain Prodhan
Program Officer - SMART/Wildlife Trade
Arif joined WCS Bangladesh in November 2016 as Program Officer. In addition to providing training and monitoring along with technical support to the Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD) frontline staff in the Sundarbans and maintaining regular communications with other Sundarbans stakeholders, he periodically adapts the handbook for SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool) patrols that provides guidance for conducting systematic law enforcement and wildlife monitoring and adaptive management. Before joining WCS, Arif worked as Assistant Researcher for the BFD-WorldBank- Jahangirnagar University project ‘Strengthening Regional Co-operation for Wildlife Projection’ in the Kaptai National Park. Arif holds a Master of Science degree in Zoology (Wildlife Ecology, Management and Conservation Biology) and a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Zoology from the Jahangirnagar University.