Vimbainashe Eunick (She/Her)

Conservationist, Conservation education practitioner , WildEdZim Consultancy

About Vimbainashe Eunick

My name is VImbainashe Eunick Chitauro, a conservationist from Zimbabwe specializing in Conservation education. From a young age, I have been passionate about working with wildlife, and as I progressed in my career, I have come to understand the crucial link between wildlife and communities.

My goal is to educate and equip the next generation with the knowledge and skills to become future custodians of biodiversity, carrying forward the important work already being done. With over 4 years of experience in the conservation field, I have had the privilege of educating over 5000 children and community members on conservation matters.

I am eager to connect with conservationists from around the world to make a significant impact together. I believe that through collaboration, we can make a difference in preserving our planet's wildlife and natural resources.

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 Funding Livelihood, Economic & Moral Incentive Project/programme management Research

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

Yes

Would you like to be added to the calendar invitation for our monthly WildHub Socials?

Yes

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Recent Comments

Jun 12, 2024
Replying to Ali Skeats

What a brilliant interview! I really enjoyed reading about the conservation and human elements you discussed :) 

Thank you Ali

Jun 12, 2024
Replying to Liane Fulford

This is an inspirational interview! I really enjoyed reading it. Loved your advice especially regarding respecting local communities, having passion, and being persistent (especially in the face of age and gender biases!).

Well done @Opeyemi Blessing Oyawale and @Vimbainashe Eunick for working on this. Keep up the good work.

Thanks Liane

Jun 11, 2024
Replying to Matt Barker

Great interview @Opeyemi Blessing Oyawale and @Vimbainashe Eunick. Thanks for sharing!!

Thanks, Matt

Jun 11, 2024
Replying to Zoe Melvin

Such an inspirational read! Thank you for sharing @Vimbainashe Eunick and @Opeyemi Blessing Oyawale!

Thanks, Zoe

Jun 11, 2024
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Loved reading these lessons learned! Thanks so much for sharing Nicky @Vimbainashe Eunick and for facilitating the conversation and the amazing write-up Blessing @Opeyemi Blessing Oyawale

Thanks, Thirza!

Jun 11, 2024
Replying to Keren Sophia Pereira

Hi@Vimbainashe Eunick! Thank you for raising such important points about Conservation Education. 
I second your views, and after having worked in the Environment and Wildlife Conservation education space for the past 2 years in India, I can’t express how crucial simple action through community awareness is! I have realised that more schools here have started eco-clubs in the post-pandemic period - wonder if that’s the same in Zimbabwe. 

We usually ease the teachers that we work with into the core theme for the year by conducting an interactive orientation programme. This way they are better equipped and feel more comfortable with encouraging their students to learn about the environment and biodiversity. It would be nice to learn more about how you and your colleagues operate in the conservation awareness space! Happy to chat further :) 

Cheers, Keren x

Hi Keren, thank you for your insight. Yes in Zim, we also have school eco-clubs being established. I would love to get in touch and discuss more on environmental education. Please email me at mainokunina@gmail.com and we schedule a chat.

Jun 11, 2024
Replying to Asime Oba

Thanks Vimbainashe Eunick, for sharing your thoughts on this important topic. I feel it is more important in Africa and we must act now.

Environmental conservation education is the key if we must achieve full conservation of endangered species.

As a conservationist, I believe passionately in the education of future generations; having worked as conservation education tutor at the Wildlife Conservation Society, Nigeria. I saw the gap you're emphasising on. Environmental conservation education is not incorporated into the curriculum of schools in Nigeria. In fact some students doesn't know anything about conservation.

That is why I am currently volunteering with the Youth Conservation of Protected Areas Program Aires of Africa & Conservation - PAPACO, of the International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN to tutor school children and youths also equip teachers with the skills, knowledge and tools to teach environmental conservation education in schools using the syllabus of the Youth Conservation of the IUCN-PAPACO. 

Thanks, Asime. This IUCN initiative sounds very interesting. is it only operating in Nigeria? I feel that it might be such a great initiative for Zim and other Southern African countries as well.

Jun 11, 2024

Hie Josephine, will keep a look out for any opportunities for you.

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