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Pierre Thomas

Born in Belgium, Pierre moved to Zaire (the former Belgian Congo) with his family in 1978. They lived just outside Kinshasa, the capital city and he attended the Belgian School until 1989. Promising himself he would return to Africa after his studies, he then moved to Ghent, Belgium to study Tropical Animal Husbandry, specialising in Tropical Fish Farming. His studies took him to Rwanda where he completed a 5 week apprenticeship in Butare, and then to Ecuador where he worked with an Aquaculture Research Centre. This second apprenticeship allowed him to discover the Galapagos Islands, and soon after he moved there permanently to work as a Naturalist Guide and Expedition Leader for 10 years. Since 2003, Pierre has lectured and worked within the travel industry.