- Wafa'a Behbehani
- Ph.D student - Ecological and genetic studies on the Spiny-tailed lizard
- Ext. 2460
- G1, Thoday Building, Deiniol Road, Bangor LL572UW
Wafa'a works at Kuwait Zoo as a member of the animal research group for the Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs & Fish Resources (PAAF). She has been working there since 2005, and was working in CITES convention, issuing the CITES permits and certificates for fauna species and issuing falcon passports at Kuwait Zoo from 2008 – 2014.
1- Advanced Studies Diploma (Management, Access, and Conservation of Biodiversity: the International framework) from the International University of Andalucía, Spain 2011.
2- Master's Degree in Management, Access, and Conservation of Species in Trade from the International University of Andalucía, Spain 2010. Thesis title: Assessment of the trade of falcons and their use in the State of Kuwait as well as suggestions for improving compliance and controls).(https://cites.unia.es/file.php/1/files/trade-falcons.pdf).
3- Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Zoology and minoring in Psychology from the Faculty of Science, Kuwait University 2004.
Wafa'a's Ph.D. thesis is on the conservation ecology of Kuwait's spiny-tailed lizard : Ecological and genetic studies on the Spiny-tailed lizard (Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis Blanford, 1875) in the State of Kuwait. She is working with Dr. Matt Hayward as her supervisor at Bangor university.