Project team

The project team is dedicated to managing the project in the northern area of Kibale National Park. It brings together all types of functions to carry out the mission.

Sabrina KRIEF, co-founder of the PCGS, teacher at MNHN

Sabrina Krief

Trained as a veterinarian (National Veterinary School of Alfort, 1997), Sabrina Krief during her veterinary thesis studies the rehabilitation of orphaned chimpanzees in the wild in Congo. She then became involved in research by completing a DEA in eology and then a university thesis in phytochemistry and ecology on self-medication in wild chimpanzees in Uganda.  After a post-doc in chemistry of natural substances in Reims, she was recruited in 2004 as a lecturer at the National Museum of Natural History. Sabrina Krief is now Professor in the Eco-anthropology and Ethnobiology team at the National Museum of Natural History. Sabrina is an elected member of the Scientific Council of the Museum and Vice President of the Museum's Ethics Advisory Committee.  She was awarded a prize by the French National Academy of Medicine in 2012. She is a corresponding member of the National Academy of Medicine and a member of the French Veterinary Academy, a Knight of the National Order of Merit and the Legion of Honor.

Her research focuses on the diet, health and self-medication of great apes and their resilience to human activities.

Together with her husband Jean-Michel, a photographer, they founded the association "Projet pour la Conservation des Grands Singes" (www.sabrina-jm-krief.com) in 2006. Together, they set up conservation and awareness-raising projects for the preservation of great apes and tropical forests. They manage the team and the field station that follows wild chimpanzees every day in Sebitoli in Kibale National Park in Uganda. Together they are authors of the book "Les Chimpanzés des Monts de la Lune" (Belin-Muséum Editions) and Sabrina in October 2019 published "Les chimpanzés, mes frères de la Forêt" (Acte Sud).

Sabrina Krief is the project leader for the Museum and director of the chimpanzee research and preservation station in Uganda.

The office is composed of :

Jérôme GAY, teacher

Jérôme GAY

Sylvie GADMER, chief editor


Jean-Michel KRIEF, photo store manager and co-funder of PCGS

Jean-Michel KRIEF

Sandrine TAURAN, director of an associative credit structure

Sandrine TAURAN


Nicolas METRO, President and founder of Kinomé

Nicolas METRO

After a 17-year career in marketing and general management positions in large companies, Nicolas has repositioned himself using the benchmarks of Ethical Leadership and has become a social entrepreneur. Guided by his passion for forests, Nicolas created Kinomé with the ambitious project of reversing the global trend of deforestation. To do so, he is working with many partners on a real paradigm shift to put nature back at the heart of a new model of human and economic development.


Yohann FARE, Head of Value Chain and Impacts in Kinomé

Yohann FARE

Yohann Fare is an agronomist and specialist in African agrarian systems. After a first field experience in companies and NGOs, he joined Kinomé, convinced by the capacity of Ethical Leadership to provide diagnostic tools and support to stakeholders in rural development projects. He is in charge of sustainable sectors and projects associating biodiversity conservation and human development.


Alice LEBLOND, Science Program Manager at MNHN

Alice Leblond

Alice Leblond is a science program manager at the National Museum of Natural History. She has been working at the Museum for 6 years now and manages the projects of large naturalist inventory expeditions, organized by the Museum's research teams, in particular the one organized by the Exploration, Species and Evolution team of the Institute of Systematics, Evolution, Biodiversity (UMR 7205). Now attached to the Expedition Pole, she is diversifying and is in charge of the administrative and financial management of the Forest-Wildlife-Populations territorial governance project in Uganda, and supports the project team in their efforts.