Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Name:                                   Philippe Hubert HOYOIS

 

Birth date & place:              Mons (BELGIUM), 28-05-1957

 

Profession:                           Veterinary Surgeon.

 

Family status: Married, no children

 

Education:

 

1963-69

Ecole Communale Harmignies (Mons - Hainaut)

1970-73

Athenee Royal de Mons, Section Latin-Grec

1973-76

Athenee Royal de Mons, Section Latin-Sciences

1977

Premiere Candidature Medecine Veterinaire, Universite de Liege

Cum Magna Laude

1978-79

Deuxieme /  troisieme Candidatures Medecine Veterinaire, Universite de Liege, Cureghem

Cum Laude

1980

Field training in farm animals husbandry and medicine

1981-83

Doctorat en Medecine Veterinaire, Universite de Liege, Cureghem

Cum Laude

Thesis research topic: inter-specific Rotavirus transmission leading to infection of calves in Hainaut.

 

 

Work experience:

 

1980

Field training in farm animals husbandry and medicine (Maubeuge - France)

1983-86

Large and small animals medicine

France (Vitre - Maubeuge - Sarthre - Loire)

Specializing in bone surgery.

1987-88

Entomological survey in South Irian Jaya for the Indonesian Department of Environment (KLH) and Institute of Sciences (LIPI). Discovery of Ornithoptera tithonus life cycle and others.

1988

Feasibility Study for an Insect Farming and Trading Agency for WWF-Int in Indonesia.

1989-90

Implementation of the Pusppenssat-IrJa Center (Center for Research and Wildlife Sustainable Use) in Irian Jaya - Topo (Nabire) under a CEE start-up funding

1991-99

Development and management of the above Center and field guidance for visiting scientists in primary rainforest

1999-00

Development of the Falconry and Raptors Conservation Center in Biak - Irian Jaya, as a joint venture with the Indonesian Tourism Department.

12/2000

Left Irian Jaya due to miss-management by the Biak FRCC committee and rapid degradation of social and economic climate in Indonesia.

 

Distinctive qualifications:

 

1.      Livestock fecundity monitoring and management.

2.      Small animals bone surgery.

3.      Animal husbandry: design and field implementation of breeding plans for cattle and wildlife

4.      Entomology: specialized in Micro-lepidoptera since 1975 (no academic degree). Gathered a representative collection of local species with many new discoveries. Designed a specific data base ("Insects of Irian Jaya)

5.      Bird nutrition including food production for carnivorous species.

 

Experience in tropical field

 

1.      Wildlife breeding in Irian Jaya, among most outstanding achievements:

-          Birds: Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus), Brahminy Kite (Haliatur indus), Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus), Scrubfowl (Talegalla fuscirostris), Lesser Bird of Paradise (Paradisea minor)

-          Mammals: Marsupial Cats (Dasyurus geoffroyi), Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps), Trioks (Dactiopsila trivirgata), Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus ursinus).

-          Reptiles: Green Tree Python (Chondropython viridis), Tiliquas (Tiliqua gigas)

-          Insects breeding: more than 200 species among which the extremely rare and vulnerable Ornithoptera meridionalis

2.      Production livestock:

-          Indonesian deer (Cervus timorensis) feed-lot management

3.      Social & education: 10-year uninterrupted training program promoting the Irian Jaya Ekari communities (mechanics; carpentry; electricity; construction and community-based management and breeding of local wildlife resources).

4.      Tourism development in Irian Jaya:

-          implementation of basic accommodation premises and guided tours for visiting biologists at Pusppenssat-IrJa Center

-          community-based eco-tourism development with Ekari and Serui natives (trekking, hiking and coral reefs exploration) leading to the creation of two local companies (Irian Nature & World of Irian Inc.)

5.      Falconry and Hawking:

-          designed and implemented the first Falconry Center in Asia (Biak island) with the Belgian Falconer Kris Grootaert

-          gathered and maintained the best collection of Indonesian Raptors (60 specimens in 16 species)

-          start-up in 1999 of the first Hawking and Raptors Breeding Program in Asia (Ictinaetus malayensis, Spizaetus cirrhatus, Aquila gurneyi)

 

Miscellaneous qualifications:

 

1.      Good mechanic and micro-mechanic skills (welding and lath machines)

2.      Designed and built a twin in-flight adjustable pitch fan, 6-seater air-cushion vehicle (hovercraft) for navigation in swamps and rivers in Nabire, Irian Jaya.

3.      Single-engine and aerobatics license: (300h on Cessna 150-170, 80h on Cap10)

4.      Good photographic skills.

5.      Computer skills: data base development (faunistics) and proficient in visual basic, html and imaging. Web design: http://www.biak.net, promoting the Biak region for the Government of the Irian Jaya Province.

 

Languages:

 

1.      Active French, Indonesian and English (UK & US).

2.      Passive knowledge of German and Spanish.