Mary Malasa (She/Her)

Species Conservation Officer , BirdWatch Zambia

About Mary Malasa

Mary is   passionate about experiencing and working in wild spaces.

She is a practicing researcher , experienced in project management and with her  current career being species focused. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management from the Copperbelt University.

In 2018, Mary embarked on a rewarding journey as an ecologist intern with BirdWatch Zambia. Since joining the organization, She has participated in species and biodiversity surveys, monitored habitats, engaged with young learners, and established nature clubs in schools among various other activities. Currently, Mary is honored to serve as a Species Conservation Officer and lead the Vulture Conservation Program at BirdWatch Zambia.

Within this role, Mary oversees a multitude of responsibilities, including coordinating research efforts, facilitating capacity building initiatives, and managing partner relations. Additionally, she skillfully blends project activities with community engagement and outreach to ensure that local communities become parts of the conservation solutions we strive for.

Mary's expertise also extends to wildlife poisoning response, both in practice and as a trainer. She possess a keen interest in areas such as tourism, law enforcement, and wildlife crime prevention.

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

Charity/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Areas of expertise

Education & training Partnerships and collaboration development Project/programme management Research Species Management

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?


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Recent Comments

Jul 11, 2024

You are welcome Akovognon! I look forward to connecting with you!

Jul 11, 2024
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

 A warm welcome to WildHub, Akovognon Jérôme! Wonderful to have you join us and thank you for sharing about your background. Have you already subscribed to our "job opportunities" room here? If you click on the "watch" button in this room, you will receive updates by email whenever a new opportunity has been published. 

Perhaps of interest to you could be our WildHub Community Advocate role here, which can be a great experience for networking as well as shaping and supporting the conversations in our global community.

I would also like to connect you to our Conservation Catalyst @Mary Malasa who could help you share your lessons learned with the community, if you like. 

Thanks Thirza, indeed I am happy to share my lessons learned- it will be my great pleasure.

Jun 13, 2024
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Thank you for sharing Nina! 

Perhaps an interesting opportunity for you and your networks @Amos Chege , @Stephen Ssemwaka , @Grace Alawa , @Eberechi Cecilia Osuagwu, Wildhub Advocate , @Vimbainashe Eunick , @Opeyemi Blessing Oyawale , @Adekanle Godslove Damilola , @Fai Collins Ndi , @Marrian Tendai Rwizi , @Muthoni Njuguna , @Temitope Rebecca Adelola , @Aiita Joshua Apamaku , @Mary Malasa , @Oluwadamilare AJAYI@Uchenna H Anyaorah and @Rezoana Arefine 

Please spread the word:@Elena Cunningham , @Tatyana Humle , @Anne Mauro 

Thanks a lot Thirza!

Jul 26, 2023
Replying to Chrissy

Welcome to the Wildhub Community, Mary

Thank you Chrissy !

Jul 26, 2023
Replying to Beth Robinson

Welcome Mary! 

Thank you Beth 

Jul 05, 2023
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

A warm welcome to the community Mary! Thank you for sharing your introduction also; it's useful to learn which connections and knowledge you are looking for. 

If you enter "monitoring and evaluation" in the search bar at the top of our platform, you will find different members who work in this space and also content that may be relevant to you, for example this lessons learned piece by member @Salisha chandra named "Impact measurement in conservation: key lessons

I would also recommend you to join our WildHub socials (there is one today at 4PM GMT+1) to get to connect with conservation experts. You can RSVP here. 

Hi Thirza,

Thanks for the guidance. I hope to explore more to get the best out this platform. 

Jul 05, 2023
Replying to Grace Alawa

Welcome Mary, it would be nice to learn from your conservation experience as a Species conservation officer at Birdwatch, Zambia. Any particular species you're working on now?

Hi Grace, many thanks. I have been heavily focused on African Vultures, particularly those occurring in Zambia.

Happy to connect with you. 

Jun 28, 2023
Replying to Lara Reden

Welcome to WildHub, Mary!

Thank you Lara!


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