About Boka Kondua Dieuleveut
I am an Agricultural Engineer in Natural Resources Management: Fauna and Flora from the University of Kinshasa. I did my academic internships respectively at the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN) where I was assigned to the zoological garden of Kinshasa, and at the National Institute of Study and Agronomic Research (INERA) at the station of Mvuazi in the province of Central Kongo.
I followed online training courses provided by the African Protected Areas and Conservation Program of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), where I passed online exams on protected area management in Africa and species conservation in African protected areas.
Currently, I am a volunteer member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature in the World Commission on Protected Areas, but also responsible for the commission: Conservation of Nature and Climate Change within the NGO Kimbala Development.
Following the World Youth Summit of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in April 2021 in which I participated; under my initiative and some African comrades from other countries, we are in the process of setting up a Conservation Network of Endemic Biodiversity of Africa (CNBEA) whose main objectives are the following:
- To create an active solidarity around the conservation of the endemic biodiversity of Africa;
- Establish a space for sharing knowledge, opportunities, common challenges and innovations around the conservation of Africa's endemic biodiversity;
- To constitute a representative network of lobbying for the conservation and the research of the endemic species of Africa;
- Valuing Africa's endemic biodiversity through the promotion of ecotourism;
- To promote African traditional knowledge on the conservation of Africa's endemic biodiversity;
- To promote environmental education.
In addition, I am the designer of a project whose reference theme is: the study of the impact of human activities on the African manatee and its natural habitat. This project suffers from a lack of funding to date. I have also completed a thesis entitled: chronological analysis of daily rainfall as an indicator of climate change in the city of Kinshasa.