Annabel Morales Smith

Anthropology and Conservation Graduate , None

About Annabel Morales Smith

I have a background in Social Anthropology and recently graduated from DICE with an MSc in Conservation and Rural Development. I carried out fieldwork in Uganda for my dissertation focusing on the impacts of tourism and conservation on residents working in community-led enterprises that live around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Prior to that I interned at Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) a grassroots NGO focused on improving community well-being and mountain gorilla conservation using a one health approach. I am passionate about environmental and social justice and interested in the political ecology of conservation, convivial conservation and bio-cultural approaches to conservation. I believe that securing and supporting the rights of indigenous and local people are crucial if the industry is to address the vast injustices and oppression imposed on communities around the world in the name of conservation.

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Not applicable/Not currently employed

Areas of expertise

Livelihood, Economic & Moral Incentive Research Partnerships and collaboration development

Would you be willing to mentor others in your area(s) of expertise?

Not applicable

Would you be be interested in being mentored?

Yes

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