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Mxolisi SibandaMxolisi Sibanda

My name is Mxolisi Sibanda and I am a Regional Manager East Africa at WWF-UK. My role involves managing a portfolio of projects that we invest into in East Africa that include black rhinos, forest, marine and freshwater resources conservation in Kenya and Tanzania. Our work makes a difference for species, habitats, ecosystems and people living in these areas. All that makes me feel extremely lucky! I am an ecologist by training with degrees from Cambridge University and Wits University in South Africa and my first degree from University of Zimbabwe.

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Making a difference: How Alpro is helping us conserve forests in East Africa

East Africa is globally renowned for its ‘Big 5’ species, found across the landscape in national parks such as the Selous, Serengeti and Mara in Kenya and Tanzania. These vast stretches of land that elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo call home, like the miombo woodlands, savanna grasslands and coastal forests, often go unnoticed, yet […]

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Ranger looking out © Robert Magori

6 reasons we’re on the lookout for black rhinos in Kenya

Black rhinos in African have suffered huge reductions in the past, mainly due to poaching. Listed as Critically Endangered under the IUCN Red List, there are currently about 5000 animals remaining in the wild (there were 65,000 in 1970).  As part of WWF-UK’s support work to raise numbers and improve security around the species – […]

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