WE STRIVE TO INSPIRe THE YOUNG CONSERVATION COMMUNITY IN AFRICA.

OUR MOVEMENT

We aim to inspire change among people to protect the environment

Our generation is on the verge where everyone has the ability to spark change no matter how small it may be. There are amazing conservation stories that do not get to see the light of day. These stories are only known among the selected few who already understand the conservation scene. Biophilic Conversations will enable the ease of access to such stories and thus inspire people to appreciate the environment we live in.

Such a platform will be able to raise awareness on conservation not only in Kenya but the entire world. Sharing conservation stories will be able to formulate the language of the conservation community where others can shape themselves in a conversational process with the power to connect.

Anthony-Ochieng-Onyango-Biophilic Conversation 2020

What We Do

01.

— WE HOST BIOPHILIC TALKS

We organize thematic conservation talks to inspire the next generation of conservationists. We give young conservationist to share their stories. 

02.

— WE OFFER TRAINING AND MENTORSHIP

We offer specialized training’s to support young conservationist. We also extend the support by linking young conservationist with mentors in the conservation field.

03.

— WE HOST UNIVERSITY AND HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI EDITION

We link university students studying environmental and wildlife management courses to practicing young conservationists and inspire high school students to take up environmental related disciplines.

Biophilic mentors of the month

Olivia Adhiambo

She has 10 years’ experience in environmental conservation having worked in programme management; monitoring and evaluation; communication and administration for international and regional organizations. She is an expert at programme planning and design, implementation and closure. She has also applied her knowledge to program research and training of staff and other program experts.

She is a skilled group facilitator able to consistently bring together diverse people to accomplish one goal, as is the case in working groups.  She is a person who loves to see impact on what she does.  She is often engaged in policy advocacy based on the outcomes from project. This has translated to positive changes in national and county environmental policies. Her current role is supporting county governments to formulate environment and climate change policies. She is currently pursuing a MA in Environmental Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi.

Olivia Adhiambo Biophilic Conversation
Resson Kantai Duff Biophilic Mentor

Resson Kantai Duff

Resson serves as Deputy Director of Ewaso Lions, and plays a lead role in programme
management, operations, event coordination, partnership development, awareness raising,
strategy implementation and human resources. She acts as a key link between EL research,
conservation and fundraising activities with the aim of working with the team to build
coexistence in the Kenyan context. She received her Master’s Degree in Biodiversity
Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford in 2012. For her dissertation, she focused on community conservation governance in Kenya, interrogating the evolution, power relations and sustainability of this emergent community-led wildlife resource management. She received a First Class degree in Zoology from the University of Nairobi in 2010.

Resson Kantai Duff previously worked as the Head of Awareness at Save the Elephants
where she led China outreach, CITES and other policy related work, education, internship and community focused projects in Samburu. Resson also consulted as a writer and editor for the International Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services, covering numerous Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

Resson represents Ewaso Lions on the board of the Conservation Alliance of Kenya as the secretary. Her great passion continues to be getting more Kenyans engaged in wildlife conservation in the country.

These Are

Our BIOPHILIC YOUNG VOICES

Claire Nasike

Founder Humming Bird Foundation

Brian Waswala

Wildlife Ecologist and Environmental Education Specialist- Maasai Mara University

Frank Kago

Research Assistant-African Conservation Center

Mercy Waithira

Wildlife and Ecology Officer - Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Sidney Shema

Project Manager - Kenya Bird Map Project

Elizabeth Wanjiru

Founder - Green Generation Initiative

Nyawira Gitaka

Environmentalist and Writer

Vincent Ontita

Student - Colorado State University

Salim Mandela

Wildlife Ecologist

Unelker Maoga

Founder - Konservation

Last  month we were  humbled to host our first Biophilic Mentor: Dr. Tobias Nyumba, who emphasized that we need to start looking at solving issues of biodiversity loss from a multi-sector approach. To learn more, watch the video. 

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