Wild Dog Conservation Malawi


Dr Emma Stone - Founder/Coordinator

Emma stone

WDCM has been established and is coordinated by Dr Emma Stone. Emma is a Researcher at the University of Bristol conducting a variety of research projects on carnivores and bats. Emma has worked in Africa since 1998 when she conducted research for three years in the remote Kafue National Park, Zambia, and then worked in a wildlife centre managing community education and outreach projects. Emma has been passionate about applied conservation biology in Africa, in particular resolving human-wildife conflicts and the impacts of environmental change using evidence based research. Emma first travelled to Malawi in 2001 and has since returned to conduct pilot studies and develop partnerships to create WDCM.

Read more about Emmas research here.

Rob Davis - Senior Research Assistant Rob

Rob has a degree in Wildlife Conservation and joined WDCM in March 2014. Rob has many years experience of research in Africa including a year as Research Assistant on the Kalahari Meerkat Project in South Africa, coordinated by the University of Cambridge. Rob spent several months in southern and east Africa including three months in Tanzania, for his thesis research assessing the effects of human disturbance on large mammal abundance and diversity in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania.

Josh Wright- Research Assistant Josh

Josh has a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Auckland. Josh has years experience of African conservation research and is passionate about carnivore conservation. Josh joined us from our collaborators the Lwionde Rhino Research Project, where he spent 2 months conducting field research on the Endangered black rhino in Liwonde National Park. Josh has spent the last two years working on research prokects in South Africa, including the Modgaji Conservation Project and Park Manager at the Predator Park. Josh joined the WDCM team in Jan 2015 and will be assisting us with all our carnivore research projects in Malawi.

Richard Carpenter - Volunteer Coordinator Richard Carpenter

Richard has a degree in Conservation Biology and an MSc in Climate Change and Development. Richard is currently conducting research on Climate Change and Development in Malawi using biomass cookstoves to improve livelihoods and climate preparedness. Richard is responsible for coordinating the volunteer programme.

Malawian Outreach Officer

WDCM will be hiring a Malawian Education and Outreach Officer in August 2014 to assist with community engagement, awareness and questionnaire surveys.


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How you can help

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