Mr. Emmanuel Stephen Lekundayo (VIMA Project Manager)

Emmanuel joined LCMO - VIMA project in October 2018. He holds a BSc in Wildlife Management and Conservation, University of Nairobi. Previously, he worked for Southern Tanzania Elephant Program (STEP) as a research and education officer where he participated in field data collection, data analysis and elephant conservation advocacy. Emmanuel has also worked with a section of Tanzania parliamentarians (The Champions) in advocacy and policy lobbying. Emmanuel also loves wildlife photography.

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Mr. Hans Cosmas Ngoteya

Hans Ngoteya is a conservationist from Tanzania with a passion for filming and photography and His ultimate goal is to develop and explore practical solutions to solving emerging conservation challenges, through a combination of skills, knowledge, passion, and experience. Hans is a 2016 National Geographic Young Explorer grantee.

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Dr. Vanessa Lovenburg

Vanessa did her PhD at Oxford on soft coral biodiversity, conservation and phylogenetics. Soft corals (a.k.a octocorals) are an understudied group of corals found all over the world from deep to shallow waters in both polar and tropical seas. She has years of experience in field work, lab work(genetics and species identification), mentoring, lecturing, and tutoring. she also have a passion for photography and anything creative.

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