Jr Research Officer - National Administration of Conservation Areas
Ana Gledis da Conceição
Ana Gledis da Conceição Miranda da Conceição, born in Inhambane Province, is a finalist student of the master's course in Conservation Biology at Gorongosa National Park, with the research topic for the culmination of the course “The relationship between morphology of the vestibular system and bat echolocation parameters in different habitats of Gorongosa National Park”.
In 2015 she graduated in Marine Aquatic and Coastal Biology in the Department of Biological Science at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo and then worked as an activist for raising awareness of dugong conservation communities at the Association for the Conservation of Dugongs and other species of marine animals. In 2017 she was invited to work in Gorongosa National Park as a Research Technician at the Pringle Laboratory, assisting researchers working in scientific research on floodplain and, participated in Seminars on Ecology and Conservation of Mammals, Biodiversity Survey, conservation biology during which she discovered her passion for bats.
She participated in international training on bat biology, identification and conservation at the Meletse Research and Conservation Training Center in South Africa by African-Bats Conservation of Africa's bat Diversity Through Education, Capacity Building, Research and Management and participated in Ecology training, Diversity, Conservation and Ecosystem Services by Global South Bats where she was named ambassador for bat conservation in Mozambique.
She has also participated in biodiversity surveys and documentation focused on mammal conservation, at Mt. Lico and Sokone in Zambezia Province, as well as in Gorongosa National Park and Chimanimani National Park. She is particularly interested in bat taxonomy and interactions between insects and bats because little or nothing is known about the movement of bat populations in Mozambique. She is currently working as a Jr Research Officer at the National Administration of Conservation Areas in Mozambique. One of her goals in the coming years is to carry out a comprehensive assessment of Mozambican bat fauna to create an IUCN Regional Red List.