Junior Conservation Officer (MALAWI)
Wongani Kaundama Sibande
Wongani is an environmental scientist who is passionate about participating in the sustainable development of Malawi to find practical solutions to the major conservation challenges we are currently facing. He is particularly interested in the human dimension of conservation, especially human-wildlife conflict mitigation and understanding drivers behind various behaviours humans have towards the environment. Wongani grew up in family that loves nature, which has played a big role developing his passion in conservation. His undergraduate dissertation focused on understanding the extent of illegal harvesting of edible orchids at Nyika National Park. During his free time Wongani loves to read books, listen to music and take long walks.
Wongani joined Bats without Borders as a Conservation Intern back in May 2022 and has recently been promoted to Junior Conservation Officer.