David Nangoma

Liwonde Community and Extension Manager

Park Management

David graduated from Reading University in the United Kingdom with a Master’s Degree in Botany. He has spent much of his career as an Environmentalist and Biodiversity Conservation specialist. His career started at the National Herbarium and Botanic Gardens of Malawi; he later joined the Coordination Unit for the Rehabilitation of Environment (CURE). For thirteen years, David dedicated his time restoring the Mulanje Mountain ecology and helped increase populations of the Critically Endangered Mulanje Cedar tree. A mammoth task to win the hearts and minds of the Liwonde National Park’s constituency for conservation is what David takes on as his last mission to help protect Malawi’s untapped natural heritage and wildlife. He joined the African Parks family in November, 2015 with a vision to see a community that has and demonstrates a passion for protecting and conserving Liwonde's wildlife. Brought up in the Serengeti National Park at a tender age by grandparents in the early 1970s, working in the Liwonde National Park with African Parks feels like a homecoming for David.