How community-led conservation can save wildlife | TED Talk
Conservationist and TED Fellow Moreangels Mbizah studied the famous Cecil the lion until he was shot by a trophy hunter in 2015. She wonders how things could've gone differently, asking: "What if the community that lived next to Cecil was involved in protecting him?" In a quick talk, Mbizah shares the state of conservation in her home of Zimbabwe -- and why she thinks that communities living with wildlife are the ones best positioned to help them.
One Woman's Remarkable Journey to Protect Lions | Short Film Showcase NatGeo
She was one of the researchers tracking Cecil the Lion before his untimely death in 2015. One of a few female scientists working in sub-Sahara Africa, Mbizah has had to make some difficult choices when it comes to having a family and a career. National Geographic Explorers Clare Fieseler and Gabby Salazar share one woman's story of overcoming double standards, making emotionally challenging decisions, and fighting considerable odds.
Is there a future for Africa's lions? - BBC World Service
Three quarters of Africa’s lion populations are in decline. Could a focus on community-led conservation help reverse this trend? One of the women leading this approach is biologist Dr Moreangels Mbizah. She explains the benefit of having local people at the forefront of the conservation effort.
Community Based and Local Led Conservation - Key for Biodiversity Conservation
Moreangels Mbizah is the founder of Wildlife Conservation Action, an organization dedicated to conserving biodiversity, promoting human-wildlife coexistence and empowering local communities. Besides identifying and addressing the threats to lions, other large carnivores and their habitat in Zimbabwe, Moreangels Mbizah also works to promote coexistence between wildlife and the communities that reside alongside wildlife habitats.
How to overcome racism and inequality in conservation | Be In The Change
In this video, Dr Moreangels Mbizah talks about what the nature conservation sector can learn from the Black Lives Matter movement about being a more inclusive, socially just sector.
Women In Conservation | WildAid
Dr Moreangels Mbizah’s job has as much to do with protecting humans as it does with protecting animals. After the death of Cecil the lion in 2015, Mbizah turned her attention to empowering the communities who live alongside them, seeing them as the best first line defense in protecting lions. “At every effort and every level, conservation must include the economies of the people who share the land with the wild animals,” she believes. And as one of the few black African women working in conservation, Mbizah is best placed to inspire and lead this growing shift to community-led conservation solutions.
Let Africans Decide: Dr. Moreangels Mbizah and her journey in wildlife conservation
In the latest of Resource Africa's series Let Africans Decide video series, Dr. Moreangels Mbizah, a member of the Community Leaders Network, reflects on her journey in wildlife conservation - from Zimbabwe's Lowveld to Oxford University and back - and emphasises the need for diverse approaches to wildlife conservation. Moreangels is the founder of Wildlife Conservation Action, working to link conservation and community development.
Women In Conservation | Panthera
Dr Moreangels Mbizah’s works with communities to foster coexistence with wildlife. She believes that communities have an important role to play in conservation and should be involved in all conservation efforts. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Wildlife Conservation Action.
Moreangels' research - DPhil in Zoology | University of Oxford
Moreangels Mbizah, a DPhil graduate at Oxford, on her on-the-ground research on prey distribution in lion ecology. She looks at lion conservation in Zimbabwe, and is working with the WildCru Wildlife Conservation Research Unit.