I am a conservationist with 20+ years of experience in wildlife research and conservation, 14 of those years designing and leading data-driven conservation solutions and building impact-driven teams.
My formal training/experience includes marine and terrestrial ecology, endangered species recovery, protected area management and law enforcement, wildlife reintroductions/translocations, wildlife veterinary, human-wildlife coexistence, and conservation technology solutions.
My expertise includes research and recovery planning and program implementation for endangered species, with specific expertise in large carnivores, pangolin and aquatic species.
In 2018 I co-launched Mozambique's 1st pangolin recovery center which seized and rescued dozens of pangolins each year from traffickers and successfully rehabilitating and releasing them back in to the wild. My strategic research in Gorongosa (2012-2021) helped usher in strategic planning and recovery of an indigenous lion population, and paved the way for a highly successful reintroductions of both painted wolves (2018-2021) and leopards (2020/21).
I am dedicated to next-generations mentoring and women's empowerment and leadership in the conservation arena. What powers and inspires me are diverse & motivated teams passionate about transforming the world towards more just and sustainable outcomes.
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Sixteen years of conservation experience in Mozambique with a focus on effective protection of biodiversity, delivering of conservation benefits to communities living around protected areas, and building genuine local conservation capacity and leadership towards securing sustainability of protected areas.
Strategic planning & implementation; boots-on-the-ground protected area management; wildlife veterinary, reintroductions & translocations; human-wildlife coexistence strategy and implementation; Conservation law enforcement .
Adept at selecting, structuring and leading small or large teams for strategic outcomes. Highly experienced working with local communities and government authorities, as well as in collaborative approaches and issues resolution.