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Hi, I'm Grace Alawa from Nigeria. I just joined the WildHub Community Advocate team. I'm excited to learn from other conservationists around the globe, share experiences as well as network. Cheers!!!!

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Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
about 2 months ago

A warm welcome, Grace! We are so happy that you have joined our team of WildHub Community Advocates! Could you perhaps tell us a little bit more about the (conservation) work you do and your background? Thanks!

Go to the profile of Grace Alawa
about 2 months ago

Thank you Thirza. I'm glad to be part of the team. My background is Ecology and Environmental Biology; I worked on farm birds in different agricultural landscapes for my PhD.

The conservation work I do is quite enormous but I take it one chunk at a time. First thing that tops the list is Advocacy/awareness/sensitization; the level of poverty in my Country has caused the people to see any animal as meat, mangrove banking as a livelihood, overfishing, pollution, etc. Periodically, I carry out walks, workshops, training to educate the people and public on the need to protect our Biodiversity. I'm also actively involved in policy-making, a few days ago the Climate Change Bill was passed in my State (Rivers State). I conduct Environmental Impact Assessments, I interact with community people, farmers, wildlife poachers, CBOs, NGOs, on a regular basis in a bid to listen to the numerous challenges they face and proffer solutions to as many as I can. Where I can't meet their needs, I reach out to other colleagues and NGOs to help out.

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
about 2 months ago

@Lara Reden : a new Community Advocate team member for you to meet :) An introduction call will follow in the new year!

Go to the profile of Lara Reden
about 1 month ago

Looking forward to it!

Go to the profile of Grace Alawa
about 1 month ago

Same here@ Lara Reden 

Go to the profile of Lize Gibson-Hall
about 1 month ago

Welcome to WildHub Grace and it is so lovely to expand our community advocates! Your experience really highlights your communication with people :) I look forward to seeing your contributions to the WildHub community. 

It would be lovely if you are able to join us at our next social where you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with other members of the community. More information here

Go to the profile of Grace Alawa
about 1 month ago

Thank you so much Lize, it's my pleasure to make contributions to the WildHub community and Conservation as a whole. I look forward to our WildHub Social in January, 2023. Cheers.