Joan Banda

Communications Liaison , Shangani Holistic

About Joan Banda

I am a conservation biologist with experience working in zimbabwe and Nigeria. My areas of interest are: ornithology, conservation technology, conservation communications and Community Based Natural Resource Management.

I am currently working at a cattle and wildlife ranch deploying the Holistic management framework to ensure coexistence between people, planet and profit.

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Nov 25, 2023

Welcome to the wildhub community David!

Your introduction is very inspiring. I hope you have a great time here.

Nov 25, 2023
Replying to Grace Alawa

Hi Joan, good you find it interesting. My mentee Yitmwa Joel actually won a grant with Wildlife Acoustics to monitor nocturnal birds in Amurum forest, Jos where the Ornithological Research Institute for West Africa is situated. I think she'll be in a better position to help you. You can Dm me for her contact. 

Hi Grace!

Thanks for connecting and for the heads up :)

I am actually with Yitmwa at the same institute!😅She has been super helpful on getting me hooked to bioacoustics 😊. I'm reallfinding it interesting and would like to apply the technique when I go back home to Zimbabwe. 

Nov 25, 2023
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Hi Joan, thanks for sharing! @Grace Alawa may have some insights to share here given her expertise on birds and being based in Nigeria too. 

Thank you Thirza!

Nov 24, 2023

Great Strides Temi, Congratulations 🎊. 

Feb 21, 2023

Hi Ana, thank you so much for this. Would really love to tune in ... however the link to register seems inactive?

Feb 20, 2023

Hello and Welcome to WildHub Robert :)