Conservation Creator: David Kabambo

Please join me in congratulating our valued member, David Kabambo, on becoming a Conservation Creator with WildHub! Conservation Creators are our Core Community members who create their own lessons learned and resources based on their work experiences and share these with our members.
Conservation Creator: David Kabambo
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David Kabambo is the Founder and Executive Director of Peace for Conservation (PFC), a non-profit NGO based in Tanzania East Africa that operates at both a grassroots and national level. PFC's goals are to conserve wildlife, improve community health and alleviate poverty. David holds a B. A. degree in Social Work, a Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management, and is presently working towards a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Management and Assessment. 

David joined the WildHub community in February 2022. Straight away, he started sharing his innovative work around PFC's Tanzania Wheel Chair Project, which includes  gatherings for wheelchair and tricycle users to visit National Parks and view wildlife. David kept our community up-to-date with the work of his organisation, including their annual anti-poaching event, "Dance for Conservation", held outside the Serengeti National Park in the community near Lamadi. 

This event builds on traditional dance as an integral part of the Sukuma tribe's community life and culture. The dances performed aim to share messaging around environmental issues, including the call to stop wildlife poaching.

As part of their Conservation curriculum and youth mentorship, Peace for Conservation also facilitates opportunities for youth to interview key players in conservation. These opportunities provide a creative space for youth to tell their story and vision for a sustainable, environmentally and socially just future, though writing, photography, and video. David shared several interviews which Miss Janet Mkami conducted, including her conversations with ex-poachers, and park rangers, and with the Deputy Minister of Natural Resource and Tourism in Tanzania, Mary Masanja, about the role of African women in Environmental & wildlife conservation. In sharing all these resources and lessons learned based on this work experiences, David has actively contributed to our community's goal of exchanging information to help other conservationists in their work.

Through this post, I would like to celebrate David’ contribution to WildHub and his achievement of becoming a WildHub Key Creator, please add a note of support/ congrats below this post in the comment section. I also connected with David to ask him about this journey as a new WildHub member. Read below which advice he shared for other members who would like to become a WildHub Core Community Member. 


Thirza: “What benefits have you found from being a WildHub member?”

David: "The benefits I found on this platform was to network with different people and discuss conservation issues across the globe. Another benefit I experienced was sharing videos with the goal to empower youth to tell their own wildlife conservation and social stories through media."

Thirza: “What helped you to contribute content on a regular basis and therefore helped you become a WildHub Core Community Member?”

David: "I am highly motivated to share my conservation (education) experience and challenges I encounter with other conservationists. This motivation helped me share content on a regular basis with our global WildHub community."

Thirza: “Which barriers have you experienced to contributing content to WildHub on a regular basis?”

There are no barriers that I experienced; we need to promote the platform across the global conservation community and invite other people. By including people from within academia and NGOs who are linked to the conservation field we can obtain a wide breadth of knowledge from different perspectives." (David Kabambo, Founder & Executive Director, Peace for Conservation, Tanzania). 

Thirza: “What advice would you give to other members who would like to become a WildHub Core Community Member?”

David: "To use a different methods to delivering conservation information, conservation challenges and how to overcome such challenges. In general, working as a team is a key to achieve a goal. Our organisation uses different methods such as dance for conservation, comedy for conservation and soccer for conservation to deliver conservation information to different groups of people."


A case in point is the video below by Janet Mkami, from Lukugu primary school, who interviews David. This interview focused on providing education for wildlife conservation and David's role in this. What I admire is that Janet is not afraid to ask the tough questions, such as "How sure are you that those retired poachers have completely abandoned wildlife poaching?" and of course, David's honest answer (see video below from 3:50 min). 


Have you benefited from David’s lessons learned and resources? Follow him on WildHub (profile here) and add how his contributions have made a difference to you in the comment section below. For more information on Peace for Conservation's project, check their website here

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Go to the profile of Christine Tansey
about 1 month ago

Congratulations @David Kabambo Kabambo and thank you for sharing your thoughts on WildHub. I enjoy reading your contributions like Janet Mkami's excellent interviews and your experiences about widening access to nature and conservation in Tanzania.

Go to the profile of Grace Alawa
about 1 month ago

Congratulations @David Kabambo Kabambo, very inspirational interview. 

Go to the profile of Ussi Abuu Mnamengi
about 1 month ago

Congratulations @David Kabambo Kabambo and thanks for sharing your own lessons learned and resources for sustainability and equitable development

Go to the profile of David Kabambo Kabambo
about 1 month ago

I, am verry happy for this opportunity to be a WildHub Conservation Creator, I will   share conservation stories from Tanzania. Anyone interested to visit Tanzania for conservation project or conservation filming, i will provide support. We can team up and create conservation filming to be used for conservation education. . 

Go to the profile of Susan Winslow
about 1 month ago

Thank you so much @David Kabambo Kabambo for sharing your inspirational work and ideas!

Go to the profile of David Kabambo Kabambo
about 1 month ago

@Susan, thanks a lot any time if you are interested to do a conservation safari trip to Serengeti national park -Tanzania, you have a support, also i will launch disability inclusion for tourism and conservation with a brand name 100 wheelchair Africa " Wheelchair, Wildlife Safari" this year about 20-30 people with physical disability will ride inside the protected areas, we teach them about wildlife conservation before to ride

 

Tanzania based Peace for Conservation in collaboration with Ferret Fred Productions, is now hosting the 100 Wheelchair Africa channel. We break down barriers for people with physical disabilities by organizing safari tours for them in Serengeti National Park where they will see animals in their natural habitats. Breaking down former accessibility barriers will give them a feeling of Tanzania’s heartbeat; let them discover magical sights and add smiles to their faces; to allow them to experience the "big five" found in Tanzania, including lions, elephants and leopards. https://vimeo.com/channels/1825164/782065896

 

Go to the profile of Lara Reden
30 days ago

Congrats David! 

Go to the profile of Kate
26 days ago

Huge congratulations @David Kabambo Kabambo! It's so interesting to see your WildHub posts, and the innovative ways on communicating important messages for conservation. Fantastic work! 

Go to the profile of David Kabambo Kabambo
26 days ago

@Kate, thanks  a lot

Regards

David