Expertise: Conservation career advisor
Passion: Working with experts in the field of conservation and people living in the local communities to promote careers in the sector.
Favorite animal: Elephants
Mbhoni studied environmental science before taking part in the Field Ranger Scholarship Program where he not only passed the course with flying colors, he discovered the world of GCC. He joined the GCC team in 2020 and is working on a very special project to promote all the various jobs available in conservation to the people living in the communities around the protected areas.
His love for animals runs deep and if there is an animal that needs protecting, he will be first on the scene. As a boy, he came up with a strategy to save a bevy of doves who had made their nest in his family’s home. His family wanted them removed, much to his dismay, so he made a shelter and took care of them.
Interestingly, the dove is a symbol of love and Mbhoni’s love for nature is undeniable. When asked about the skills you need to work in conservation, he names love for wildlife as the most important quality for a successful career in the field. His passion is contagious and we have no doubt that he will positively impact the lives of many of the youngsters he meets.