Inspired by a specialist training by TBA-MTBA in February for Malagasy scientists, MTBA has gone on to run three follow up workshops sharing the new knowledge gained from the workshop. A total of 90 young conservation scientists participated in the MTBA workshop whose key themes were:
It all started in November 2009 during TBA field course in the dry deciduous forests in Kirindy, Madagascar. From a group of 18 students from over 10 different nationalities, Tendai from Zimbabwe and Zingfa from Nigeria, in addition to gaining
knowledge in ecological disciplines, field techniques as well as improving their research and academic goals, also found love. Like the giant and hardy Baobab trees in Kirindy, the love seed planted in Madagascar defied distance and nationality and finally blossomed in Cape Town, South Africa where the two are currently based. Tendai is a Post-doctoral fellow at the Stellenbosch University after finishing her PhD earlier this year and Zingfa is at the University of Cape Town doing his PhD. On Saturday 30th August 2014, Tendai and Zingfa got married according to the African traditions. Continue reading “Tendai Musvuugwa and Zingfa Wala- Love Sans Frontières”
For the last 20 years the Tropical Biology Association (TBA) has been working in partnership with various institutions to build expertise in biodiversity conservation and research through training, providing information and resources and creating links.