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Marumo Nelisiwe Nene

Endangered Species Monitor

Biography

Margaret Njuguna, a Terrestrial Conservationist based in Meru, Kenya, holds a BSc in Environmental Conservation and Management from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. Currently serving as a Biodiversity Field Researcher at Natural State, an organisation dedicated to large-scale environmental restoration, Margaret is renowned for her impactful contributions to research and data collection in environmental conservation.

In her role, Margaret excels in gathering, organising, and synthesising research information, and collaborating with leadership to optimise data collection methods. Proficient in tools like SMART, ArcGIS, and EARTH RANGER, she demonstrates a steadfast commitment to biodiversity research.

Marumo Nelisiwe Nene works for WiIdIifeACT as Endangered Species Monitor in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, and has been with the company for 15 years. She also does some community work whenever the opportunity presents itself. She likes working and helping the youth in her community, which she does through Unearth Program which helps the youth around the Park by training them to start their own businesses. The Park trained me as a field guide and as a wildlife monitor. Her hobbies are soccer and doing cultural tours, mostly she loves being around wild animals and helping management make informed decisions with Endangered Species by collecting good data.