How we are redefining Nature and the WILD

Wild ecosystems and habitats have a natural potential to regenerate, avert the ever-increasing occurrences and scenarios of species extinction, habitat loss, and climate change- while providing the much needed resources to satisfy the needs of mankind.

In an ideal World, nature cannot thrive without humans and the reverse is true. NatureWILD is advancing the need to center people as part of ecosystems, nature, explore a deeper understanding  and connection and proposing best practices to ensure coexistence.

I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses. We must never forget that it is our duty to protect this environment

Nelson Mandela

Our Approach

Sciencetelling and Storytelling

Sciencetelling and Storytelling

Unpacking the unique connection people have to Nature and the WILD. The complex science of nature and human interactions give a deeper explanation of evolutionary insights and how people have long stood as the face of nature through simple stories.¬

Policy and Advocacy

Policy and Advocacy

Challenging and proposing narratives to save Nature and the WILD. Wildernesses are voiceless and therefore call for people to rise up and speak up for them. NatureWILD‚Äôs focus on Wildernesses is helping reframe an intergenerational narrative of how people perceive nature in a post-colonial World. 

Community of Practice

Community of Practice

 Astrong network of people who rise up for Nature in policy and practice. Building the capacity of people; young and old, to understand their role and acknowledge the relevance of nature goes a long way in shaping the unique connections people have.

Species Survival and Existence

Species Survival and Existence

Species are building blocks of functioning ecosystems, playing key roles in the niches they occupy. By advancing the status of species of conservation concern, we are restoring the ecological function of  landscapes and wildlands

Our Dedicated Team

Aiita Joshua Apamaku
Aiita Joshua Apamaku Co-Founder and Partnerships Lead Thematic Lead, Protected and Conserved Areas
Aiita is a Wildlife Biologist, National Geographic Explorer and Darwin200 Leader engaged in wildlife/biodiversity and climate policy, research and community conservation programs. His knowledge and experiences in the biodiversity and climate spaces straddle across wildlife biology, ecology, nature-climate interactions, Nature based Solutions biodiversity financing- while enhancing citizen science and community co-led engagement on conservation programming. He too is a member of the IUCN WCPA Young Professionals Network.
Kabagambe Brian
Kabagambe Brian Co-Founder and Engagements Lead Thematic Lead, Conservation and Cultures
Brian Kabagambe is a dedicated wildlife biologist with over five years of experience in Conservation research and data science. His work has consistently focused on the Livestock-Wildlife Interface and Community Conservation, emphasizing nature-based solutions to enhance livelihoods and promote conservation. He too holds a vast encounter investigating the cross-cultural linkages of conservation at the interface of communities living around protected and conserved areas.
Oreret Erasmus Tukei
Oreret Erasmus Tukei Thematic Lead, Nature and Climate
Oreret is a Wildlife Biologist with vast knowledge and over five years of work experience in wildlife conservation, surveys, research and protected area management; Ecosystem Assessments; Sample collection and handling, and behavioral data collection; Climate Change, Nature-based Solutions and Climate Smart Agriculture; Wetland and Landscape Restoration projects, alternative energy use and livelihood projects and education.
Twinomujuni Denis
Twinomujuni Denis Thematic Lead, Species Conservation
Dennis is an ambitious,enthusiastic and passionate conservationist in the field of environment and wildlife conservation. He holds a Bachelor of Wildlife Health and Management and a Masters of Environment and Natural Resource both from Makerere University. By practice he is involved in agro-forestry management and environmental consultancy specializing in the field of birds, mammals and reptiles. Over years he has worked as an ecologist, climate change activist, and in the field of human wildlife harmous coexistence, agro forestry as a consultant and farmer. He has also done work in wetland and waste management, primatology,ornithology, mammalogy and herpetology.
Birungi Julian
Birungi Julian Lead, Conservation Programs
Birungi is a Wildlife Biologist that is passionate about nature and conservation of wildlife and has for the past three years been involved in Conservation programming and capacity building and mentorship programs. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Science degree in Environment and Natural Resources at Makerere University. Her interests lie in conservation biology, nature-based solutions, ethnography, community conservation and conservation education. She has experience in conducting research, teaching and mentoring young conservationists.
Drileyo Gilbert
Drileyo Gilbert Thematic Lead, Conservation Technologies
Gilbert is a dedicated and accomplished wildlife professional with a comprehensive educational background and a wealth of hands-on experience in wildlife conservation and management. He holds a vast experience working with Carnivore projects, previously working with WCS among others. His professional attributes are linked to incorporating the use of Technology and Artificial Intelligence in the field of conservation. With his GIS experience, he also featured in the 2022 ESRI Faces of Young Professional (FYP) Network and is a member of the ESRI FYP Network Eastern Africa Region.

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