Bahati Hillary Kayanda (Village Assistant - VIMA Project)

Bahati joined Vijana na Mazingira; VIMA project in 2016 as a village assistant. He assists in coordinating our weekly environmental classes, park trips, data collection, seminars and conservation film shows. Bahati enjoys working with youths and through VIMA, he is fulfilling his dream of working with local communities to instill a commitment to environmental stewardship in Katavi’s next generation and encourage more sustainable practices that are less harmful to the environment.

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Charles Ndandala (WASIMA Assistant Project Manager)

Charles joined LCMO In May 2018  as WASIMA Assistant Project Manager. He  is a passionate conservationist with Bachelor Degree in Wildlife Managament from The College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka. His efforts focuses on working with local communities living near protected areas to build coexistence with wildlife and also promoting sustainable use of natural resources. He is also interested with different human cultures and wildlife photography.

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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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