Muthoni Njuguna

Volunteer Research Assistant, Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI)

About Muthoni Njuguna

Currently volunteering in Tsavo East National Park at the Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI). I'm a graduate of a Masters of Research (MRes.) in Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation from University College London (UCL). I have considerable experience working in community-based conservation initiatives in the Maasai Mara. My expertise is in the optimization of the Human-Wildlife-Livestock interface to ensure sustainable utilization of natural resources in savanna biomes. I'm an amateur birder ๐Ÿฆ and a novice poet ๐Ÿ–‹.

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

Academic or Research Institute

Areas of expertise

Land/Water Management Species Management Behaviour change campaigns Livelihood, Economic & Moral Incentive Research

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

Yes

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Channels contributed to:

Capacity development Diversity, equity, inclusion Our community

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Recent Comments

Dec 05, 2022
Replying to Ussi Abuu Mnamengi

Heartiest congratulations! Dear Muthoni, we're so very proud of you to became curious environmentalist on wildhub platform, together we change the world with tangible action for the benefit of wildlife, nature and people too! ๐Ÿค let's go all together in harmony with the ecosystem of which we too are an important part.

Thank you very much @Ussi Abuu Mnamengi. We'll keep growing as conservationist and keep contributing to protecting the integrity of our planet. You're also making great strides in your own accord so congratulations to you too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Dec 01, 2022
Replying to Lara Reden

Thanks for sharing! I'd love to hear more about how you attempt to prevent or relieve research fatigue. 

I appreciate you taking the time to read the post @Lara Reden. I agree with @Mary Brown that letting the communities take lead and inform the direction of the research goes a long way in reducing fatigue  Another approach I think could be helpful is to conduct a formative research by collaborating with researchers who've might have already done research on the community before engaging the community. This helps in giving you background information to assess the gaps you could help fill as well as reduces repetitive questions being posed on the community. 

Dec 01, 2022
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Congratulations on publishing your first co-contribution, @Muthoni Njuguna! You asked interesting questions and I enjoyed reading Mary's answers. I also liked how you made use of images that were already available (e.g. Instagram) and that you highlighted certain quotes that Mary provided. This made it into an easy & interesting post to read; Great job!

@Mary Brown : Many thanks for sharing your lessons learned with the community and wonderful to read how WildHub has been of help to you! I was wondering: would you perhaps have any resources on the topics of 1) how to improve funding for grassroots organisations/communities and 2) social justice (in conservation context or outside) that you could share with our community that helped you in your work? 

I truly appreciate your feedback @Thirza Loffeld. I did love writing about the amazing work @Mary Brown is doing. I learnt a lot from her.

A small update, I believe @Mary Brown is on leave at the moment so it may take her some time to respond to your feedback and questions. 

Dec 01, 2022
Replying to Lรฉa K

Enjoyed reading this - lovely piece about giving the power back to local peoples and letting them decide while giving them the tools and skills to make up their minds on their own!

Thank you @Léa K. I'm glad you enjoyed reading the post. 

Dec 01, 2022
Replying to Lize Gibson-Hall

A massive congratulations Muthoni on publishing your first piece and a huge thank you Mary for taking the time to conduct this interview. I really like hearing that your varied job background has helped you progress your career. I love that you are leading the community to take control in order to mitigate research fatigue. 

Thank you very much @Lize Gibson-Hall. It was such an amazing learning experience.