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MENTOR Manatee Fellowship Program

Dr. Lucy Keith Diagne, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wildlife Without Borders Africa program, is leading the MENTOR-Manatee Fellowship Program (Mentoring for ENvironmental Training in Outreach and Resource Conservation). This three-year program (2015-2017) addresses the need for capacity building, threat assessment, and action in African manatee research and conservation in Central Africa. Fellows work on individual manatee projects, as well as two team projects documenting manatee hunting and the bushmeat trade, and manatee education programs for schools and the public. Through the MENTOR Fellowship Program, established in 2008, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Dr. Keith Diagne are investing in capacity building and career development of emerging conservation leaders to build a network of Central African wildlife professionals who can lead research and conservation efforts, reduce illegal manatee bushmeat exploitation at local and regional levels, and lead educational campaigns focused on the manatee throughout Central Africa.


Rebecca Djanivenda

Student/Mentee

Rebecca works as the Education Coordinator for OELO (Organisation Ecotouristique de Lac Oguemoué) and her MENTOR-Manatee project centers on manatee education programs in central Gabon. Rebecca is working with 15 elementary and high schools throughout the region and her interactive programs reach 4000 students annually. She also created Nature Clubs that have 400 student members, and she leads several environmental festivals annually. Her MENTOR Manatee project is entitled “Conservation of the manatee in the middle Ogooué region, Gabon: bringing environmental education into community awareness programs”.

Rebecca Djanivenda, Student/Mentee - African Aquatic Conservation Fund

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