ABOUT WILDLIFE OF AFRICA CONSERVATION INITIATIVE
Wildlife of Africa Conservation Initiative Provides a platform for any African or Non-African Wildlife Professional and Enthusiast to Self-identify and take Positive Actions for Wildlife of Africa. This can be in areas of Conservation, Research, Education and Wildlife Rescue Initiatives” with a Vision to create “A Growing generation, knowledgeable and motivated to take positive actions on behalf of the ‘Wildlife’– Plants and animals that share our land and sea with us and the environment”.
This we hope to achieve through partnerships with Individuals. Educational Institutions, Conservation Centres, Research Institutions, NGOs, the private sector and cultural organizations; nationally, regionally and internationally; to promote appreciation and knowledge of African Fauna and Flora particularly to young people, providing them with educational experiences that will inspire a love of all living things while fostering sound environmental practices and resource management.
Our broad Methodology is to Develop, produce, publish, distribute and create educational experiences and resources of all kinds which may include (but are not limited to): Education Action (Formal and Informal), Conservation Excursion Action, Social Action, Environment Action, Agricultural Biodiversity Action, Research Action, Nature Action, Wildlife Rescue Action etc. through Live Events, teaching aid, videos, posters, web-based information, Mobile applications and online interactive activities making use of all existing and future communication technologies.
Learn more through the following Social Media Channels –
- Facebook Page
- Google +
- Google blogspot
- YouTube Channel
- Flip Board
We seek working relationship partnerships as Sponsors or Partners based on the above-listed in paragraph 3, with an Educational Institution, Conservation Centre, Research Institution, NGO, the private sector or cultural organization and wish to explore a Partnership Action with us and who wish to work with us on our mission, goals, and objectives.
If such Prospect exists, we would like to have further discussions (In-Person, if possible) to explore further:
Common objectives and align the areas we can work together?
Who is, or needs to be, involved? In what kind of capacity?
How are decisions made? What kind of decisions is likely to be required on an ongoing basis? How should they be made?
Time-lines for Funding? How will project funds be managed and accounted for? And
How will you address differences of opinion and conflict?
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
His name is Felix Abayomi. A Nigerian and Founder, Wildlife Africa Initiative. A Zoologist, Wildlife Management, and Conservation of Species Professional. USAID – WABiCC Trained CITES Expert. Member, Society for Conservation Biology and the International Sea Turtle Society. Alumni, of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria and Universidad De Internacional, Andalusia, Baeza, Spain, where he holds a Master’s in Wildlife Management and Conservation of Species in Trade. Worked as a Senior Scientific Officer with the Wildlife and CITES ManagemeDivisionion of the Forestry Department, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria.
Now, he is working privately through Wildlife Africa Initiative, aimed at motivating positive behavioural change towards wildlife that will lead to conservation and a greater appreciation of Wildlife. It provides a platform for any African or Non-African Wildlife Professional and Enthusiast to Self-identify and take Positive Actions for Wildlife of Africa through Conservation, Research, Education and Wildlife Rescue Initiatives” with a Vision to create “A Growing generation, knowledgeable and motivated to take positive actions on behalf of the ‘Wildlife’– Plants and animals that share our land and sea with us and the environment”
He is exposed to Endangered Species, Conservation and the Illegal trade in wildlife. He has been involved in Wildlife Education, more specifically working with Birgit Braun of Aktionsgemeinschaft Artenschutz (AGA) e.V., Germany to bring the First Sea Turtle Exhibition Conservation Education Programme to Nigeria (Ongoing) and Anna Stamatiou of MEDASSET-Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles; Wildlife Rescue Operations Training at Lufasi Nature Park, a privately owned Nature Conservancy in Lekki, Nigeria and has recently been appointed to conduct a mammalian inventory at the Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve by the Nigerian Montane Forest Project. He has presented a Pangolin Survey Research Proposal to the IUCN Specialist group where he hopes to become one of the listed researchers working on the species in West Africa. He is also currently in talks with Laurie Marker of Cheetah Conservation Foundation in Namibia on Cheetah reintroduction into Nigeria. He is a member, organised and participated in the First Global March for Elephants and Rhinos in Nigeria and that of the World Animal Day.
He is currently traveling, attending conferences and symposiums and at the same time presenting talks to School children and papers at some of these conferences while seeking most importantly for the following:
- funding from individuals and Organisations to properly organised Wildlife Africa in terms of Legal, Administrative and Organisational structure;
- sustainable partnerships with interested Wildlife Conservation Organizations, Advocacy groups and individuals;
- training and capacity building opportunities for myself and team members.