Phillista Malaki – Biodiversity Expedition to Mount Olorgesailie Ecosystem 2023
With a PhD in Dry Land Resources Management, Phillista has worked in the field of conservation for the past 15 years at the National Museums of Kenya. Her overall assignment is to develop and implement plans for Bird Research and Conservation Projects. She takes up roles in environmental consultancy and scientific advisory for development projects including green energy and related infrastructure, where she is involved in biodiversity assessment and auditing.
Phillista possesses vast experience in project management with great expertise in employing incentive-based mechanisms to promote biodiversity conservation, experimental field research, coordination of field surveys, data collection, and scientific report writing. She is a highly trained team leader with excellent skills obtained from her training with Homeward Bound (HB), a global leadership program for women in STEM. This is a globally diverse leadership network of 10,000 STEM women who are ensuring the sustainability of our planet.
Her SES endorsed expedition project aims at undertaking biodiversity assessment in Olorgesailie, a prehistoric site with rich biodiversity and human culture. The undulating hills that engulf the area provide favourable habitat for migrating raptors in addition to other biodiversity. The findings from the project aid in strategic management of the ecosystem, which is also under threat from anthropogenic activities in addition to climate change impacts. Take a look at the National Museums of Kenya website and Phillista's social media pages (Instagram and Twitter) for more information.
EXPEDITION DATES: 2023
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