Greenwell, J. Richard

J. Richard Greenwell has served as secretary of the International Society of Cryptozoology since its founding in 1982. He was instrumental in creating the ISC after given the idea through an introduction to Roy P. Mackal by Jerome Clark. Greenwell has been funded in his ISC position to travel to many parts of the world to investigate cryptozoological claims and specimens, including Mokele-mbembe in the Congo with Roy P. Mackal, and Ri, a reported Merbeing that turned out to be a manatee relative, the dugong, in New Guinea, with anthropologist Roy Wagner. Greenwell has also researched Onza (a mystery cat found to be a subspecies of puma) in Mexico, as well as the Yeren (Wildmen) in China with anthropologist Frank Poirier.

Originally from Surrey, England, Mr. Greenwell spent six years in South America, after which he was appointed research coordinator of the Office of Arid Lands Studies at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. In 1991, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Mexico’s University of Guadalajara. A member of numerous scientific societies, including the American Society of Mammalogists, Greenwell is a fellow of both the Explorers Club (New York) and the Royal Geographical Society (London). He is the author of more than one hundred scholarly and popular articles, and, since 1993, he has been a columnist for BBC Wildlife, Britain’s leading animal conservation publication. During the 1990s, Greenwell has frequently been a paid consultant on various television programs dealing with cryptozoology.



The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters,Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature
Written by Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark – Copyright 1999 Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark

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