Moreangels Muchaneta Mbizah

2021 Fellow from Zimbabwe

Moreangels Mbizah has been working in wildlife conservation for more than a decade. Moreangels is the founder and executive director of Wildlife Conservation Action, an organization that builds the capacity of local communities to protect and coexist with wildlife while improving their livelihoods. Moreangels is passionate about leading community-based conservation and developing innovative ways of promoting human-wildlife coexistence in communities adjacent to wildlife areas. She is committed to finding ways for communities to benefit from living with and protecting wildlife. Over the past decade, Moreangels has been applying scientific research to the conservation of Africa's large carnivores. Moreangels holds a doctoral degree in Zoology from the University of Oxford. A TED Fellow, she gave a TED Talk at the TED Conference about community-led conservation efforts to save wildlife. Her journey in conservation and her work on lion conservation were also featured in a National Geographic short film. On completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Moreangels will continue to inspire and build the capacity of Africa's next generation of conservation leaders. She also hopes to amplify the voices of black, indigenous, and people of color in the conservation field.

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