Osvaldo Abrão

Carnivore Reintroduction Project Coordinator , Endangered Wildlife Trust

About Osvaldo Abrão


My name is Osvaldo Abrao, I am Mozambican and Conservation Biologist.

I am working in Zinave National Park, as Carnivore Reintroduction Project Coordinator.

Zinave, is one an Conservation Area in Recover Process and now the population of prey are growing well. As  result, we have natural return of predators, mainly lions. In addition of lions I am working with hyenas, leopards and other small predators. 

I am very interested to learn more about predators, species conservation, restoration, how engage community in conservation and to hear more success histories in conservation around the world!

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

Charity/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Areas of expertise

Species Management

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Feb 28, 2024
Replying to Petra Siluzi Yawanu

Hello everyone, my name is Petra, and I am thrilled to be joining the wild hub community. With a passion for wildlife management and tourism studies, I recently completed my BSc Honors at the university of Namibia, Namibia where I am proudly based. I am hopping and striving to further my studies in the field of wildlife forensics if a post graduate opportunity arises.

I joined wild hub because I believe in the power of collaboration and knowledge sharing. I am excited to connect with like-minded individuals who are equally passionate about conservation and eager to make a positive impact in the field.  

In addition to wanting to pursue my studies, I am eager to jumpstart my career and contribute to conservation efforts, whether it be through research, community engagement, sustainable tourism practices or entrepreneurship. One of my favourite aspects of conservation is volunteering, I enjoy participating in workshops and training programs that allow me to continuously learn and explore new routes within this field. For the past two years I have had the privilege of volunteering in several different conservation-oriented projects.

 I am based in Namibia, a country known for its rich wildlife and diverse ecosystems. I am fortunate to have access to such an incredible environment, and it has fuelled my desire to actively take part in its conservation. in addition to that, I live in an area surrounded by national parks and conservancies, which serves as a constant reminder of the incredible biodiversity we must protect. The abundance of natural beauty has truly ignited my passion for conservation, as I witness firsthand the importance of preserving these precious ecosystems. For instance, I have been an active member of a communal conservancy, whereby natural resources have been used to improve the livelihood of the communities. 

In addition, I am currently working as a research assistant in Applied ethnography, transforming the lives of school dropouts’ youth, through engaging them in ethnomusicological activities and empowering them in natural recourse management. Furthermore, I have been involved in research on value addition of natural resources.

By joining the wild hub, I hope to establish connections with professionals in the conservation field. I am eager to learn from their experiences, expand my network, and find potential mentors who can guide me in my career journey. I am equally keen to share my experiences with other members of wild hub community.

Thank you. 

Hi Petra! Very nice to read your introduction....

Give-me inspiration!!!

Feb 28, 2024
Replying to Lara Reden

Welcome to WildHub!

Oh! Thank you Lara!

Feb 28, 2024
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

A warm welcome to WildHub, Osvaldo! Great to have you join us and thank you for sharing about your background and work challenge. 

Perhaps of interest to you is a list of our community members who also work in carnivore related organisations/project (link here), including @Dennis Zimba , @Louisa Richmond-Coggan , @Amy Dickman who may be able to advise on your work challenge to collar, monitor and prevent conflicts with these different carnivore species in your region. 

You could also interview our WildHub experts by joining our Conservation Catalyst programme here. which can be a great experience for networking as well as learning more about carnivore conservation. Let us know if you have any questions. 

Hi Thirza!

Thank you for this great advice.

I will do that!!!

Feb 28, 2024
Replying to Chrissy

Hi Osvaldo, welcome to the WildHub community and happy to hear that Zinave is thriving again!

Hi Chrissy! 

Thank you very much.



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