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.

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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

NOEL KOK

 
Noel Kok is a director, creative and storyteller who has a passion for natural history and African conservation stories. After the realisation of pushing a false dream, Noel dropped out of university from studying a law degree. 

With over 25 years of experience in management, marketing, music and media production, Noel has produced, directed and distributed a number of albums’, live shows, documentary shorts as well as a conservation TV series. 

Whilst his strength lies in conceptualising ideas and storytelling, Noel discovered that he had a passion for the development of people. Years later, and determined to transform the film industry, particularly in nature, environment and wildlife, Noel has a keen interest in developing emerging filmmakers, creating opportunities and unlocking barriers to entry. 
 
Still developing and producing in the natural history and conservation genre, Noel is the co-founder and Executive Director of Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF), an organisation dedicated to discovering and supporting Africa’s next generation of storyteller’s impacting conservation through film.
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His  talk will be on Opportunities for Young People in Nature, Environment, and Wildlife Filmmaking in Africa

23rd July 2020. from 5:30 PM (EAT)

 
Dr David Kimiti BiophillicSpeaker

His  talk will be on Landscape Ecology and Conservation

30th July 2020. from 5:30 PM (EAT)

Dr. David Kimiti

Dr. David Kimiti (davidkimiti.com) is a Rangeland scientist whose work focuses on restoration ecology and the inventory, assessment, and monitoring of Rangeland resources. David currently works as Head of Research & Monitoring at Lewa Wildlife conservancy and has been with the organization since July 2017. 

Dr. Kimiti is broadly experienced in rangeland science and management, having studied elephant ecology and impact on woody vegetation for his Master’s degree at the University of Nairobi, followed by two years practicing rangeland restoration and monitoring across the Ewaso ecosystem in northern Kenya. David obtained his PhD in Range Science from New Mexico State University in May 2017, specializing in Restoration ecology. 

His research and management interests include rangeland restoration, natural resource inventory and monitoring, human-wildlife interactions, and the influence of patch-level climate, site, and soil characteristics on ecosystem structure and function. In his spare time, David enjoys photography, obscure trivia, and unreasonably detailed conversations about A song of Ice and Fire

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

WATCH, LISTEN AND BE INSPIRED

Conservation Career Opportunities in Kenya by Resson Kantai (Deputy Director Ewaso Lions).
Environmental Policy, Advocacy and how young people can get involved by Olivia Adhiambo.
Becoming a Marine Ecology by Leah Mainye.
Getting involved in conservation despite your career by Emma Ochieng.