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The Making of an African Conservationist

This year is a special milestone to my career. I am marking 10 years of a very successful career in environmental conservation. To celebrate this milestone, I have organized a series of activities that are aimed at impacting environmental consciousness to young people in Africa. I am using my example as a case in point with the hope that young people can learn something from it and change their attitude positively towards the environment.

This short amateur video highlights my work and shows what it takes to become an indigenous African conservationist. The video is the first in a series of four that I will release in the next four months. These videos are aimed giving a deeper insight into the field experience, plus sharing the excitement, adventure and sometimes the challenges that go with being dedicated conservation practitioner in East African wilderness.

I hope this videos series and other activities I have lined up will inspire as many young people in Africa to become more environmental conscious and demystify the misconception among the youth that conservation is a career suitable only for the elites in the society. It is my opinion that conservation needs a concerted effort. All members of the society have a role to play to save our planet.

Enjoy the video

Iregi Mwenja

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