Wildlife Conservationist and Educator
Chinedu Mogbo is a dedicated science teacher who is deeply passionate about wildlife and environmental conservation. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field, he instills in his students a love for nature and an understanding of the importance of preserving it.
Having spent countless hours exploring various ecosystems and studying wildlife, Chinedu brings real-world examples and hands-on experiences into his classroom. He believes that teaching science is about fostering a sense of curiosity and wonder in his students.
Outside of the classroom, Chinedu actively participates in conservation projects and initiatives. He contributes in creating massive awareness on endangered species through campaigns involving school age children making a lasting impact on the community and inspiring others to wildlife advocacy and to take action for wildlife.
Chinedu is always found in his wildlife sanctuary where he has created a safe place for animals he has rescued from the butcher’s block; he nurtures and gives them hope to live again. His commitment to preserving our planet is not just a profession, but a way of life, and he continues to inspire those around him to appreciate and protect the natural world we all share.
As a wildlife enthusiast and a problem solver, I was able to identify the challenges facing wildlife in Nigeria – habitat loss, the illegal wildlife trade, climate change, and crucially, a lack of awareness and understanding of the importance of wildlife conservation among the general public. Many people locally in Nigeria and globally are unaware of the ecological and economic benefits provided by wildlife and the impacts of their decline. Driven by passion for these species, I set out to challenge the narrative, change the status quo, and be a voice for the voiceless in an unsupportive environment. I am inspired by the works of many such as David Attenborough, Mike Holston and the works of organizations such as National Geographic, BBC Earth and Animal Planets to make a difference for wildlife in my own little space.
“With the right strategies and a shared commitment, we can protect and preserve vulnerable species for future generations.“
I approach wildlife conservation from multiple directions. Firstly, by engaging in advocacy campaigns to raise awareness, promote conservation efforts, and mobilize public support. We use methods such as social media campaigns, public events, educational programs, and partnerships with local communities and organizations to raise awareness on a local and global scale.
We also set up wildlife educational centers (sanctuaries) where individuals can learn about the importance of wildlife. We also use these sanctuaries to promote volunteer activities, where young and old connect and learn through hands on experiences with these species.