Survey results released this week have revealed that the number of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Massif have increased to a minimum of 604. This brings the total wild population of mountain gorillas to more than 1,000 and makes it the only great ape in the world that is believed to be increasing. But there’s […]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
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
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