Research Assistant - Research and Outreach teams
Bernard has lived in different parts of Zambia and ended up in Lusaka. As a child, his dream was to become a lawyer but that did not last once he visited a national park in the southern part of Zambia on a school trip. When he completed his secondary school, the need to learn about wildlife had always been in his heart but he did not have an opportunity until he came across the Bats in Zambia project, and decided to volunteer. During his volunteering and then internship journey, his passion and love for bats grew unexpectedly. Bernard enjoys the diverse experience by working with different researchers from different countries and organisations. His role with Bats without Borders started initially by supporting Helen with roost visits around Lusaka. He has also been an invaluable Research team member for the Bats without Borders forest and cave project, working with Rachael, Helen and other volunteers. Bernard is now helping Isobel and James to create species profiles to raise the awareness of southern African's bat diversity.
Bernard is currently a college student studying Agricultural Business Management; although his love for wildlife makes him want to study wildlife (bats in particular). Bernard has also worked as a community liaison in Lower Lwangwa ( Munyamadzi Game Reserve), were he enjoyed not just addressing carnivore conflicts but also engaging with communities on the need for bats and biodiversity need on our every day lives.