When I’m not wearing my glasses, my eyesight is truly shocking. First thing in the morning this is copeable with (some might argue favourable…), but when I need to see things that matter I unquestionably need my glasses. On the list of ‘things that matter’, seeing mountain gorillas in the wild is right up there, […]Read more
Through my blog posts I hope to share with you some of the diverse and dynamic work that we are undertaking in East Africa as well as my passion for the region.
After studying Biological Anthropology and then Primate Conservation at University (and spending a few months hanging out with a troop of chacma baboons), I went to work for a horseback safari company in South Africa and this cemented my love for the continent.
Having since worked for the Zoological Society of London and Save the Rhino International on species focused conservation projects and capacity building initiatives, I was lucky enough to join WWF-UK in 2013 and I now manage a portfolio of projects in East Africa.
My latest posts
In Rwanda there is a centuries-old naming ceremony called Kwita Izina (translated as ‘naming’) which is held when a child is born to welcome them into their family and into the community. Since 2005, the Kwita Izina ceremony has also been used to welcome new-borns of another kind and today (2 September 2016) we are […]Read more
It’s been nearly two years since I was last in Kwale County in Kenya but, as I sat (slowly baking) in the queue of traffic waiting for the Mombasa car ferry, it felt very familiar. The ferry terminal is a fascinating place – as a gateway between the city of Mombasa and the bustling towns […]Read more