Lize Gibson-Hall (She/Her)

WildHub Assistant Community Manager, WildTeam
Ouma Oluoko

CEO, Oluokos Signature

Hi, my name is Ouma Oluoko. I am the CEO of Oluokos Signature. Am a highly experienced tour operator, in touch with indigenous communities and ecosystems around East and Central Africa. I am extremely passionate about environmental conservation. My company, Oluokos Signature, provides the essential linkage between supply and demand by liaising with several eco-conscious organizations to design responsible tour packages that integrate environmental, cultural, and social considerations. I help my clients to responsibly experience pure value holiday bliss in packages within their budgets and style; Thereby implementing positive environmental and social impacts. My strong interpersonal skills enable me to quickly adapt and build rapport with my clients, fellow tour operators, staff and guides thereby improving my efficiency and boosting professionalism. I absolutely love the outdoors and bird watching is my cup of tea, anytime. I also enjoy hiking, biking, and sky-watching. My personal mantra is ‘Travel opens your heart, opens your mind, and fills your life with stories to tell.
Alan J. Hesse

Freelance Conservationist, environmental educator and author-illustrator, AJH Education Comics & Cartoons

My conservation career started in 1992 when I helped set up and joined a University expedition to the Bolivian Amazon. What started out as a 3-month experience ended up being a life-changing inflection point that set my professional and personal course to the present day. My conservation experience was built bottom-up and hands-on, and includes field data collection and logistics, grassroots organization leadership and project management, community engagement and capacity building, M&E, training and behavior change, and lately climate education through authorship of graphic novels and other resources. 

Michelle Parsons

National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP) Project Volunteer (previously NBMP Volunteer Engagement Officer/Survey Administration Officer for BatsinChurches), Bat Conservation Trust

Welcome to my page! My name is Michelle Parsons and I graduated from Bangor University with a BSc in Zoology with Conservation. I got a job in the sector this year working at Bat Conservation Trust - which made me fall in love with bats even more. Whilst I was there I had two roles, one being a Volunteer Engagement Officer for the National Bat Monitoring Programme and the other being a Survey Administration Officer for the BatsinChurches Project. I am passionate about conservation and attend talks surrounding the topic and just recently completed the Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation course. Please feel free to network through my Twitter or LinkedIn profiles.
Iryna

scientist, Dnister Regional Landscape Park

Chelsea Whittingham

Wildlife Conservation Masters Student , University of Salford

Wildlife Conservation masters student
truphena kariuki

Conservation GIS officer, Northern rangelands trust

am an early career conservation tech enthuthiast from kenya.
Christelle Mallants

Communications, Marketing, Project Management & Administrative Services, Beyond Treetops - Digital Solutions for Conservation

Passionate about the world, I consider myself a global citizen. Born in Belgium, I have lived 10 years in South Africa, 20 years in France, 2 in New Zealand, and 6 in Switzerland. I have also had the privilege to work and travel for 18 months in Zambia. I speak English, French and German. Altruistic and empathetic, I live accordingly to the most beautiful word in the world “Ahimsa” (respect for all living things and no violence towards others). Defending animal and human rights, reducing our impact on the environment and protecting the beautiful place we live in everyday are part of my core values. 

Yien Bachuch Mayian

Natural Resources Conservation research Directorate, Director , Gambella Agricultural Research Institute

Forest and Nature conservation, interesting on nature conservation,biodiversity and wildlife protection. I worked for Gambella Agricultural Research Institute as a Forest and Climate Change Research Case Team Leader from 2015-2017. Currently, I working as a Natural Resources Conservation Research Directorate, Director.
Malin Johansson

Student in conservation biology and research assistent in biology, Gothenburg university

Currently writing my master thesis about the role of equity in resolving conservation conflicts. I also work as a research assistant analysing and compiling data on reproductive success in Southern dunlin.
Temitope Rebecca Adelola

Program Mnager, EdenWorld Initiative

Temitope is a Nigerian-born and an advocate of sustainable forest and nature management with over four years of experience. She holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Technology in (Forestry and Wood), from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and she is currently enrolled for her master’s degree in Conservation Biology at the University of Cape Town South Africa.

Temitope focuses on improving community restoration and conservation outcomes through quantitative, qualitative, and experimental research. She has her Interest in research that will contribute to theories and knowledge to improve socio-ecological interactions, environmental policies, decision making, education for behavioral change, conservation management, and livelihood development programs. She is interested in theoretical concepts around functional ecology, priority effects, and resilience to understand ecological behavior in response to restoration practice.  She works across relevant nature management practices and ecosystems such as drylands, rangelands, wetlands, and savannas. Her current MPhil. research is focused on understanding the pied crow population and breeding success in the arid areas of Karoo regions, and their predation impacts on plover’s species in the Berg River estuarine area of South Africa.

Temitope has her passion in scaling up the implementation of conservation projects and restoration knowledge through project management, engagement, education, research, and communication. With hands-on experience and field exposures, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) for her National Youth Service, Project Coordinator at World Ecological Concept Ltd,  cofounder/Program manager for the EdenWorld Initiative (edenworld.org.ng), volunteered with the Global Landscape Forum as the Social Media Ambassador, and an intern with IUCN forest on Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework related to Forestry, Agriculture, and Sustainable development at Washinton DC.

Previously, Temitope served as the Vice President of the International Forestry Student Association of her school and won the best essay on “How Africa and African Student Benefitted from Networking in Forest Education” from the IUFRO.

Outside the workspace, Temitope enjoys graphics, photography and editing, videography and editing, and content writing.

As part of her study program and sponsorship for her study through the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program, Temitope is expected to do an internship which is part of her course curriculum. Hence, she is seeking a conservation organization to intern within 2022.

Noa

Project Manager, Fundación Oso de Asturias

Katie Murray

MSc Student, University of Exeter

I'm currently a MSc Student at the University of Exeter Cornwall studying Conservation & Biodiversity. I studied at the University of Kent for 3 years where I completed my undergraduate degree in Wildlife Conservation.

My hobbies include photography, exploring new places, and interior design. I love learning and expanding my knowledge of the conservation world! This is something I've always been passionate about and hope to continue as a career. 

Natalia Rożniewska

Veterinarian, Association Capture and Release

Manon Verijdt

Founder, Ubuntu Magazine

Lara Reden

WildHub Community Advocate, Self-employed

I want to have a positive impact on the environment and communities around the world. How I do this is pretty open; I have wide-ranging interests and am willing to adapt to changing circumstances.

Right now, I'm volunteering for the WildHub community and am happy to answer questions about the platform and do what I can to help connect people.

Ufaq Manzar

Senior Officer Programme Development , Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Pakistan

Hello! My name is Ufaq and I'm a development professional based in Pakistan. I'm currently working at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Pakistan as a Senior Officer Programme Development and my role includes developing funding proposals, grant writing, donor tracking, and project management support. I studied Economics and Political Science during my undergraduate degree and did my master's in Development Studies from SOAS University of London. I would love to connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ufaqmanzar/
Jack Cole

Project and Fundraising Coordinator, Restore Our Planet

Emily Rampling

MSc student in Conservation Project Management, University of Kent

Sheyka Nugrahani Fadela

Technical Project Officer of North Maluku and North Sulawesi, Wildlife Conservation Society - Indonesia Program

Divin Malekani

Research Assistant, Wildlife Conservation Society