Osvaldo - A new conservationist in action!

Hi! My name is Osvaldo Abrao! I am Conservation biologist in early career. I am working in Zinave National Park, an Mozambican conservation area. I am following predators movements and activities placing camera trap, calling up, try to put collar and get much information as possible about predators
Osvaldo - A new conservationist in action!
Like

Share this post

Choose a social network to share with, or copy the shortened URL to share elsewhere

This is a representation of how your post may appear on social media. The actual post will vary between social networks

Hi!
My name is Osvaldo Abrao!
I am Conservation biologist in early career.
I am working in Zinave National Park, an Mozambican conservation area.
I am following predators movements and activities placing camera trap, calling up, try to put collar and get much information as possible about predators

Zinave is an Conservation area in South Mozambique! This is now called the park of big five, because is the unique that present all big five after reintroduction of rhinos.

Zinave is now recovering well and present complete assembly of herbivores. The prey population is growing well and this is causing natural return of predators, such as lions.

Using camera trap, in one year we discovered a resident leopards and brown hyenas.

In addition of predators above-mentioned, we have also spotted hyenas, and other meso and small predators as serval, jackals, civets and genets.   

The challenge now is try to put collars on differents individuos in each specie and continue to monitors all active collars, analyze how species are using the areas and prevent or manage conflict between predators and local community due to kills of cattle. 

Please sign in or register for FREE

If you are a registered user on WildHub, please sign in

Go to the profile of Chrissy
5 months ago

Hi Osvaldo, welcome to the WildHub community and happy to hear that Zinave is thriving again!

Go to the profile of Osvaldo Abrão
5 months ago

Hi Chrissy! 

Thank you very much.

Hugs 

Go to the profile of Petra Siluzi Yawanu
5 months ago

Hello everyone, my name is Petra, and I am thrilled to be joining the wild hub community. With a passion for wildlife management and tourism studies, I recently completed my BSc Honors at the university of Namibia, Namibia where I am proudly based. I am hopping and striving to further my studies in the field of wildlife forensics if a post graduate opportunity arises.

I joined wild hub because I believe in the power of collaboration and knowledge sharing. I am excited to connect with like-minded individuals who are equally passionate about conservation and eager to make a positive impact in the field.  

In addition to wanting to pursue my studies, I am eager to jumpstart my career and contribute to conservation efforts, whether it be through research, community engagement, sustainable tourism practices or entrepreneurship. One of my favourite aspects of conservation is volunteering, I enjoy participating in workshops and training programs that allow me to continuously learn and explore new routes within this field. For the past two years I have had the privilege of volunteering in several different conservation-oriented projects.

 I am based in Namibia, a country known for its rich wildlife and diverse ecosystems. I am fortunate to have access to such an incredible environment, and it has fuelled my desire to actively take part in its conservation. in addition to that, I live in an area surrounded by national parks and conservancies, which serves as a constant reminder of the incredible biodiversity we must protect. The abundance of natural beauty has truly ignited my passion for conservation, as I witness firsthand the importance of preserving these precious ecosystems. For instance, I have been an active member of a communal conservancy, whereby natural resources have been used to improve the livelihood of the communities. 

In addition, I am currently working as a research assistant in Applied ethnography, transforming the lives of school dropouts’ youth, through engaging them in ethnomusicological activities and empowering them in natural recourse management. Furthermore, I have been involved in research on value addition of natural resources.

By joining the wild hub, I hope to establish connections with professionals in the conservation field. I am eager to learn from their experiences, expand my network, and find potential mentors who can guide me in my career journey. I am equally keen to share my experiences with other members of wild hub community.

Thank you. 

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
5 months ago

Dear Petra, thank you for your introduction. Please could you copy-paste your introduction text into the link here so you have your own introduction post? We can then add your introduction to our Highlights newsletter separately Osvaldo's introduction. Many thanks and let me know if you have any questions

Go to the profile of Petra Siluzi Yawanu
5 months ago

Oh! thank you for the directions, I will do so.

Go to the profile of Osvaldo Abrão
5 months ago

Hi Petra! Very nice to read your introduction....

Give-me inspiration!!!

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
5 months ago

A warm welcome to WildHub, Osvaldo! Great to have you join us and thank you for sharing about your background and work challenge. 

Perhaps of interest to you is a list of our community members who also work in carnivore related organisations/project (link here), including @Dennis Zimba , @Louisa Richmond-Coggan , @Amy Dickman who may be able to advise on your work challenge to collar, monitor and prevent conflicts with these different carnivore species in your region. 

You could also interview our WildHub experts by joining our Conservation Catalyst programme here. which can be a great experience for networking as well as learning more about carnivore conservation. Let us know if you have any questions. 

Go to the profile of Osvaldo Abrão
5 months ago

Hi Thirza!

Thank you for this great advice.

I will do that!!!

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
5 months ago

Wonderful to hear! Thanks Osvaldo! 

Go to the profile of Dennis Zimba
4 months ago

Hi @Osvaldo Abrão 

Its now to hear about carnivore reintroduction project. I have been working on a carnivore conservation project for 5 years. We deploy monitoring collar and camera traps and maybe we can discuss if you have specific questions. Its also wonderful to have fellow carnivore conservationist who probably may have spent more time in the field and it would be good to learn from them.

I was also privileged to have done a separate wildlife restoration course.  Maybe I can share from the little experience that I have from that perspective. It is nice to learn from all the different cohorts.

Thank you.

Go to the profile of Lara Reden
5 months ago

Welcome to WildHub!

Go to the profile of Osvaldo Abrão
5 months ago

Oh! Thank you Lara!