Conservation and Outreach

Protecting wildlife and contributing to the sustainable development of the communities in which I work are central to my research. As a coordinator of the 501(c)3 non-profit Save the Simiens, I work with partners in the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority to implement sustainable development projects that contribute positively to the economic growth of the people living in and around the Simien Mountains National Park. These projects include (1) renovations of tourist camp infrastructure throughout the park, (2) educational initiatives for waste management techniques, (3) media outreach (e.g., interview with Ethiopian National Television), and (4) establishment of sustainable job creation in the conservation sector (e.g., conservation clean-up team).

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Clean-Up for Conservation in the SMNP, Ethiopia

Please see savethesimiens.org for more information about ongoing projects and how to contribute.