Samuel BilérioHWC mitigation officer and Veterinarian , Wildlife Conservation Society - Niassa Special Reserve [Mozambique]
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About Samuel Bilério
I’m Mozambican with veterinarian background, focused wildlife management with one health approaches, associated with Community Based natural resources management, alterative livelihoods, sustainable use of flora and fauna.
Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?
Areas of expertise
Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?
Eberechi Cecilia Osuagwu, wildhub advocate
Lecturer , Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State,Nigeria
Hi Sam, a warm welcome to WildHub! May I ask 1) what your main challenge has been, working as a vet in Mozambique and 2) how you overcome this challenge? Thank you in advance for sharing!
First of all, being a Veterinarian in Mozambique isn't very difficult, but being a wildlife veterinarian even with training done and everything, is not easy. One of the strategies used by myself to overcome this challenge was to seek to join veterinarians who are have been doing this job for a long time to be able to have confidence, gain more experience and trust from them, because although the country is large but the number of wildlife veterinarians is few, also associated with the type of work done by wildlife veterinarians in Conservations areas.
However the easiest way to win in knowing the network of wildlife veterinarians and take part through exchanges, and professional internships and you will only meet more people and when you least expect it will already be there!