Rahajanirina Léon Pierrot received his D.E.A. (equivalent to a master’s degree) for his work on the fosa in Ankarafantsika. He teaches a class on conservation biology at Pfeiffer University in conjunction with Dr. Dollar. He has worked with the fosa research team since 1998, and has been field director and chief of staff for the project since 2003. He is also the executive director of the nongovernmental organization Friends of Madagascar.