Cable News Network (CNN) will spotlight wildlife conservation in Africa this weekend on its Glo-sponsored African Voices Changemakers programme.
Two female conservationists- Marumo Nene, a South African Species Monitor with the Wildlife ACT, and Sheila Funnell, a Kenyan Research Manager at the Grevy’s Zebra Trust will provide rich insights on conservation around the continent.
This exciting episode of the highly-rated show will highlight the advocacy efforts of the two female conservationists for the protection and preservation of the continent’s fauna.
Sheila Funnell is a Kenyan, who is passionate about the conservation of zebras as she believes it will ultimately lead to the sustainability of the livelihoods of many Kenyans involved in their preservation. Grevy’s zebras are important in the Samburu culture where she hails from as they lead the way to water during droughts, alert herders and livestock to the presence of predators and it is believed that their presence signifies the coming of the rains.
Marumo Nene was born in Hlabisa in Kwa-Zulu Natal and joined Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife as part of an Alien Plant Removal project in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve. She completed her Community Guide Training and worked as an assistant on the African Wild Dog monitoring project, and as a Community Environmental Educator. In 2008, she became part of the Wildlife ACT, a team which she serves to date.
The duo will connect with viewers across the continent on African Voices Changemakers which is broadcast on DSTV Channel 401 on Saturday at 9.30 a.m. with repeats on Sunday at 4.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m., and 7.30 p.m. and on Monday at 5.30 a.m.