Simbarashe Chatikobo (2022)
Alumni Diploma Students
I am a Zimbabwean born wildlife conservationist with a mixture of both rural/urban upbringing and Shona/Ndebele cultures. Along my conservation journey I have since developed a particular soft spot for large carnivore conservation. I am a holder of a BSc Honours degree in Animal and Wildlife Sciences from Midlands State University. My conservation work took off when he joined Oxfords: Wildlife Conservation Research Unit’s (WildCRUs), Hwange Lion Research Project, as a research assistant for a DPhil student. The research and field work at Hwange, opened my eyes to the plight of large carnivores’, and cast in stone my determination to stay the path and contribute positively to their successful conservation in Zimbabwe.
I am passionate about local involvement in conservation matters and cultivation of locally driven solutions to local conservation challenges, and this passion resonates well with Wildlife Conservation Action’s mission and team, off-which I am a proud member.
My interest’s revolve around furthering my conservation education, leadership skills and experience, and using all of this towards the alleviation of environmental, wildlife species and community challenges in Zimbabwe.