Alumni Stories


Believing in the next generation

Rio Heriniaina sees education as the key to more sustainable conservation of his native Madagascar’s unique biodiversity. Growing up in a rural area, his own…

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Boosting conservation in Burundi

TBA alumni are making their mark in Burundi, raising interest in biodiversity conservation among students and developing a new course at Masters level to help…

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Standing up for lions

Research is key to developing practical solutions that could yet help to save the lion in Africa. Populations are plummeting in all except four countries on…

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The sky’s the limit

Tiwonge Mzumara is the first female bird ringer in Malawi. She is also her country’s representative in the African Bird Club. Tiwonge first encountered ornithology on…

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Mao Amis

Inspiring the next generation

From school lessons under a mango tree in a Ugandan village, to running the African Centre for a Green Economy, Mao Angua Amis has come a long…

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Malagasy pioneer

The first Malagasy to attend a TBA field course, Réné de Roland Lily-Arison joined the 1997 course in Kibale, Uganda. It was an experience which laid…

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Raising protégés

Faith Milkah Muniale is Programmes Coordinator at ERMIS (Environmental Research Mapping and Information Systems in Africa) in Kenya. Her career took off following a TBA field course…

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