Women for Conservation Botswana
We are proud to formally launch our group “Women for Conservation Botswana (WFCB)” on social media and in the press on Friday the 28th August 2020 during Women’s Month. Our goal is to empower indigenous Batswana women into the arena of wildlife conservation.We will help enable the few indigenous women already working in the conservation field in Botswana and encourage others to get involved either as a career, an advocate or enthusiast. As we grow as a group, we will provide opportunities through a network that supports and helps develop the capacity for Batswana women to get involved in conservation at all levels. There are many urgent conservation issues across our beautiful country that needs attention. It is important to have not only more Batswana Citizens in conservation leadership positions, but more Batswana women whom will bring a different and feminine perspective to sustainable conservation and development solutions. We also want the group to demonstrate and celebrate the roles Batswana women play in conservation in Botswana and elsewhere. Our founding female team are a group of eight young, passionate and vibrant women, born and bred in Botswana and already involved in conservation within different institutions.
TSAONE GOIKANTSWEMANG is from Serowe with a M.S.c on Cape Vultures from the University of Botswana under Raptors Botswana. She is now in the Okavango Research Institute in Maun doing remote sensing work.
PATRICIA MOGOMOTSI is from Molapowabojang and now an associate professor of Natural Resources Economics at the Research Institute, University of Botswana. She holds a PhD in Tourism Management.
KENEILWE MATHABA is from Bobonong and has a Masters in Natural Resources Management and Assessment. She was recently awarded the Mandela Washington Fellowship and has a passion for sustainable development in local communities.
"Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites" William Ruckelshaus
KERAPETSE SEGO is from Serowe and has a degree in Tourism Management. She is now a professional guide at Moremi Gorge in the Tswapong Hills home of over 400 breeding Cape Vultures.
ROCHELLE MPHETLHE is from Kanye and doing her Masters on raptors under Raptors Botswana. She is also an aspiring conservationist and has a passion for wildlife and spending time in the bush.
TLAMELO MATSOGA is from Mochudi
and currently pursuing an MPhil
researching human lion conflict in northern Botswana, through the Okavango Research Institute in Maun.
BOKAMOSO TSHEKISO is from Bobonong and part of the KRC Team. As well as being a qualified accountant she is also involved in community outreach programs and assisting with other wildlife projects.
RETHABILE SETLALEKGOMO is an MPhil student at the University of Botswana and her thesis focuses on estimating the habitat specific densities of leopards in northern Botswana. She is from Lentsweletau.
This group will work under the umbrella and platform of Kalahari Research and Conservation, a Botswana registered Trust that believes that the development of the next generation of young Batswana conservationists, is the key to conservation success in the future. We would like to thank our sister group, Women For Conservation Zambia for their warm guidance in helping us set up the Botswana group.
If you are a Motswana woman living in Botswana or anywhere around the world and want to be part of our network please do get in touch with our team on our social media outlets.