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  • Ph.D., Leiden University (the Netherland), 2011, Major: Conservation Biology
  • MSc, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2006, Major: Management of Natural Resources
  • Agricultural Engineering Degree, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2000, Major: Management of Natural Resources


  • Lecturer- researcher, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2013
  • Ecologist, African Wildlife Foundation, 2021-2013
  • Research Assistant, Laboratory of Applied Ecology, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2001-Present
  • Project coordinator, CERGET NGO, 2005-2009
  • Botanical Assistant, Plamenet (Medicinal Plants on Internet) Project


West and Central African Lion Conservation Network

African Lion Working Group

Cat Specialist Group & Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature World Commission for Protected Areas Society for Conservation Biology Beninese Association of Pastoralism


Large carnivores and wildlife ecology and behaviour, impact of anthropogenic activities on wildlife populations

Human-wildlife conflicts in West Africa


Human wildlife conflicts

Lion demography, social structure and ecology

Wildlife trade and socio-economical importance of wildlife Medicinal plant conservation

Biodiversity and conservation status of carnivores in Benin, West Africa


  • Fellowship of WINROCK for women leaders in Agriculture and Environment, 2000,
  • MAB UNESCO Young Researcher Grant, 2003-2004
  • Kaplan Graduate Award, 2008-2009
  • Charlotte Fellowship, African Wildlife Foundation, 2009-2010
  • Oral presentation award, Student Conference in Conservation Science, Cambridge, UK. 2010


  1. Sogbohossou E.A. & B. Sinsin. 2007. Tradition versus conservation: large carnivore socio-cultural and economic importance in Benin, West Africa. In Proceeding of the Felid Conference, Oxford, UK.
  2. Sogbohossou, E.A. (2008) Research on lions in Benin: review and perspectives. In Croes, B., Buij, R., Iongh, H.H., de, Bauer, H. (Eds.) Management and Conservation of Large Carnivores in West and Central Africa (pp. 73-80). Leiden/Maroua: CML/CEDC.
  3. Akpona H.A., Sogbohossou E., Sinsin B., Houngnihin R.A., Akpona J-D.T. & Akouehou G. 2009. Botanical gardens as a tool for preserving plant diversity, threatened relic forest and indigenous knowledge on traditional medicine in Benin. In: Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge and Sustainable Forest Management in Africa, IUFRO World Series Vol. 23. Eds Parrotta J.A., Oteng-Yeboah A., Cobbinah J.  pp 5-13.
  4. Bauer H., de Iongh H.H., Sogbohossou E. 2010. Assessment and mitigation of human-lion conflict in West  and Central Africa. Mammalia 74: 363–367
  5. Sogbohossou E.A., de Iongh H.H., Sinsin B., de Snoo G. & Funston P. 2011. Livestock – predator conflict around Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, Northern Benin. Oryx 45: 569-578.
  6. Bertola L.D., van Hooft W.F., Vrieling K., Uit de Weerd D.R., York D.S., Bauer H., Prins H.H.T., Funston P.J., Udo de Haes H.A., Leirs H., van Haeringen W.A., Sogbohossou E., Tumenta P.N. & de Iongh, H.H. (2011) Genetic diversity, evolutionary history and implications for conservation of the lion (Panthera leo) in West and Central Africa. Journal of Biogeography 38, 1356–1367.
  7. Packer C., Loveridge A., Canney S, Caro T., Garnett S.T., Pfeifer M., Zander K.K., Swanson A., Macnulty D., Balme G., Bauer H., Begg C.M., Begg K.S., Bhalla S., Bissett C., Bodasing T., Brink H., Burger A., Burton A.C., Clegg B., Dell S., Delsink A., Dickerson T., Dloniak S.M., Druce D., Frank L., Funston P., Gichohi N., Groom R., Hanekom C., Heath B., Hunter L., De Iongh H.H., Joubert C.J., Kasiki S.M., Kissui B., Knocker W., Leathem B., Lindsey P.A., Maclennan S.D., McNutt J.W., Miller S.M., Naylor S., Nel P., Ng’weno C., Nicholls K., Ogutu J.O., Okot-Omoya E., Patterson B.D., Plumptre A., Salerno J., Skinner K., Slotow R., Sogbohossou E.A., Stratford K.J., Winterbach C., Winterbach H., Polasky S. 2013. Conserving large carnivores: dollars and fence. Ecology Letters16 (5): 635-41


  1. Sogbohossou E.A. & Sinsin B. 2009. Managing human-carnivores conflicts in West Africa. In Manual for Protected Areas Management in Francophone Africa. Editor P. Triplet. (online
  2. Sogbohossou E.A. & Sinsin B. 2011. Chapter on large carnivores. In  Nature Conservation in West Africa : Red List for Benin. Editors P. Neuenschwander, B. Sinsin & G. Goergen. Ibadan.
  3. Sogbohossou E.A. & Sinsin B. 2010. African lion. In Atlas for biodiversity in West Africa. Vol 1 Benin. Eds Sinsin B. & Kampmann D. Cotonou & Frankfurt/Main.
  4. Sogbohossou E.A. & Sinsin B. 2010. Other large carnivores : Spotted hyena and African wild dog. In Atlas for biodiversity in West Africa. Vol 1 Benin. Eds Sinsin B. & Kampmann D. Cotonou & Frankfurt/Main.
  5. Djossa B.A., Sogbohossou E.A., Kassa B. & Sinsin B. Antelopes. In Atlas for biodiversity in West Africa. Vol 1 Benin. Eds Sinsin B. & Kampmann D. Cotonou & Frankfurt/Main.
  6. Sogbohossou E.A., Azanlin M. & Sinsin B. African buffalo. In Atlas for biodiversity in West Africa. Vol 1 Benin. Eds Sinsin B. & Kampmann D. Cotonou & Frankfurt/Main.