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Thandiwe Mweetwa

Leaders Africa 2018

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Zambia

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Biography

Thandiwe is a wildlife biologist and community educator working to protect large carnivores in Zambia with the non-profit organization, Zambian Carnivore Programme. She holds a master's degree from the University of Arizona in natural resources conservation. Thandiwe is interested in studying population dynamics of apex predators inhabiting areas experiencing heavy anthropogenic pressure. As a believer and supporter of community-based conservation, she is also dedicated to exploring effective ways of integrating local communities in wildlife conservation through environmental awareness programs, capacity building and citizen science initiatives.