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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.
National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP) Project Volunteer (previously NBMP Volunteer Engagement Officer/Survey Administration Officer for BatsinChurches), Bat Conservation Trust
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.
Natural Resources Conservation research Directorate, Director , Gambella Agricultural Research Institute
Student in conservation biology and research assistent in biology, Gothenburg university
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.
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.
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.
Senior Officer Programme Development , Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Pakistan