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Samuel Kamoto

Nkhotakota Park Manager

Park Management

Samuel Kamoto holds an MSc in Environmental Science, a BSc. (Hons) in Natural Resource Management and a Diploma in Wildlife Management. For 21 years Samuel worked as a professional Wildlife Career Officer for Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW). Between 2009 and 2012, he was a Director of the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM), during which time he produced background studies and managed a number of successful conservation projects in the country, including the World Bank Group’s Global Environment Facility Program, ͞Project for the Effective Management of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve͟. Samuel has substantial experience in all aspects of park management and planning. He was appointed Community Coordinator for Majete Wildlife Reserve in 2012, and managed the reserve’s Community Outreach and Development Programme for three years. In 2015, when African Parks took over park management from DNPW, Samuel was appointed Park Manager for Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. His primary goal for the Park is to develop it to levels where its biodiversity will be restored and sustainable wildlife management will meaningfully benefit the neighbouring communities and the Malawi economy whilst also ensuring financial sustainability.