Renuka Thakore

Researcher and Founder, University College of Estate Management
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Adam Barlow

Executive Director, WildTeam UK

I help run a UK charity that builds the capacity of conservationists to plan, implement, monitor, and report on their work. I also have a fair bit of experience in tiger and sea turtle conservation.
Suhail Bashir

Environment Engineer , Al Noor Environment Consultants Sharjah

Charles Thiede

CEO and Co-Founder, Zapnito Ltd.

My background is in technology, professional services and digital media. I co-founded Zapnito due to a number of related observations from my time in these sectors: 1) the social web is creating a huge amount of noise 2) expertise that brands have built up over decades is being drowned out and hidden from those that need it 3) these brands are therefore losing their audience to often undeserving and unhelpful sources, and 4) people are finding it harder to access the expertise that they truly value. I therefore decided to create Zapnito, a white-label platform to help trusted brands reclaim their audiences via expert-driven knowledge networks.

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.

Natukunda Irene Kananura

Chief Operations Officer , Biodiversity Hub International (BHI)

My name is Irene Kananura Natukunda. I am the Co-founder and COO at Biodiversity Hub International (BHI), an environmental scientist, a passionate conservationist and a nature lover. In the past 4 years, i worked as a volunteer as several organisations including Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN-Uganda), Earth Day Network, Fridays for Future-Uganda, Nature Uganda, Youth Go Green and many other where i learnt a lot and became more passionate about nature conservation. I am so interested in engaging in activities that contribute towards nature restoration and climate change mitigation such as planting trees on degraded forests and creating awareness in communities around wildlife protected areas to reduce human-wildlife conflicts that result into poaching and illegal trade of critically endangered species. I like to connect and engage with like-minded people which i believe has helped me to increase my knowledge and understanding in the field of biodiversity conservation. I help in write project proposals and concepts for my organisation which has truly been a great learning journey.

I am so honoured to be a member at Wild Hub and am hoping to learn more and share as much as i know towards one main goal of conserving wildlife to end the silent killer known as Biodiversity Loss.

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Aiita Joshua Apamaku

Education Taskforce Lead, Youth4Nature

Wildlife biologist with cross-cutting interests in wildlife conservation technologies, wildlife and ecological research, climate change. 

Maria Victoria Lassaga

Project Manager, Natura International

I´m PM4R Master certificated for BID and I work as a Project Manager at Natura International, an NGO dedicated to the creation of protected areas. I am in my last year of Biology at the National University of Cordoba and I am doing my final thesis on mammals in a reserve in my province. During my career I have done volunteer work in La Coronilla, Uruguay with sea turtles and I am currently doing a research internship in the project "Defaunacion de la mastofauna en la porción Sur del Gran Chaco Americano". I would like to specialize in conservation and ecology

Aliénor SCRIZZI

Programme Director, Awely, Wildlife and People

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. 

Carolyn Rosevelt, MSc (she/her)

Conservation Catalyst + Wildlife and Remote Sensing Scientist, Searching for opportunities

Highly experienced in supporting policy and decision making through delivering data on marine species, coastal pollution, and water delivery on the local, state, and federal levels.

Early in my career I took every opportunity I could to gain experience in marine mammal science from California to Quebec. These opportunities helped me create strong connections that would guide and support my next move, back to the Monterey Bay area to research plastic pollution while earning my MSc degree. While writing my thesis, I began working with NASA-Ames on projects using satellite imagery and big data to investigate drought, this experience immensely strengthened my project management and data analysis skills. Because I am always looking to improve, last year I ventured into conservation writing wanting to build on my science communication and interviewing skills. If you would like your projects or career journey to be featured in WildHub, please "follow" and reach out to set up a brief interview.

Ussi Abuu Mnamengi

WildHub Core community member, WildHub Conservation Community