Corrin LaCombe

Blogger Profile: Corrin LaCombe

Corrin LaCombe, conservation education research coordinator for the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, works hard to bridge the gap between our research scientists and the general public by transforming the intricacies of our scientific research projects into informative storylines and activities that are fun and engaging for target audiences ranging from kindergarteners to university students, teachers to donors, and corporations to community groups. In addition, Corrin leads an alternative livelihood and improvement project in Khau Ca, Vietnam, home to a population of the extremely rare Tonkin snub-nosed monkey. Corrin’s work with local people aims to increase awareness, strengthen protection for the monkeys, increase capacity, and promote sustainable community development. Corrin received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and her master’s degree in primate conservation biology at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England.
San Diego County: Good to See You!

San Diego County: Good to See You!

…we have been out in the community a lot over the past few months, sharing details of our conservation initiatives, testing your scientific wit with our hands-on activities, and learning from you…   read more

Making Progress Toward Monkey Conservation

Making Progress Toward Monkey Conservation

There’s nothing more wholesome and fulfilling than living off the land, learning from some of the wisest of people, and getting your feet a little dirty. What an amazing trip!   read more

Trip Preparations: Monkeys in Vietnam

Trip Preparations: Monkeys in Vietnam

So what goes into preparing for a 24-day expedition to remote villages in northern Vietnam? A lot!   read more

Leave No Child Inside

Leave No Child Inside

I remember it like it was yesterday: my brother’s sleeping bag too close to mine, a little water in the bottom of the tent, bologna floating in the cooler, and a few mosquitoes to bid us good morning.   read more

Monkey Habitat in Vietnam

Monkey Habitat in Vietnam

We quickly got into a rhythm: each day we would wake up in the morning, hike for two to three hours straight up a mountain, conduct household interviews all day, and retire to the village leader’s house or a ranger station for dinner and resting.   read more