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Manuel Augusto Mapie
mechanic chief
Manuel Augusto Mapie serves as mechanic chief at WCS.
Maria Orpa Machuza
Intern
Maria Orpa Machuza serves as Intern at WCS. Maria Orpa Alberto Machuza is graduated with honours in Topography from the Institute of Training in Land Administration and Cartography and holds a degree in Spatial Planning from Maputo Pedagogical University, with good skills in Geographic Information Systems, Earth Explorer, Open Topography, SAS.Planet and AutoCAD. Her interest and journey in Biodiversity Conservation began in 2022, when she is selected through the pre-professional internship program of the Mozambique Conservation Leadership Program (PLCM), a program implemented by the Foundation for Biodiversity Conservation (BIOFUND), in partnership with the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC), and the National Employment Institute (INEP), with the aim of offering young graduates, internship opportunities in various institutions of the National System of Conservation Areas and other institutions that work or have an interest in biodiversity conservation. As an intern of the COMBO+ Program at WCS, she has worked on updating the database of species of flora and fauna of Mozambique, inserting data on the Environmental Licensing management system, organizing events related to COMBO+, among other activities.
Naseeba Sidat
Researcher at WCS
Naseeba Sidat has Hons. degree in Marine, Coastal and Aquatic Biology from Biological Science Department, in University of Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique. Prior to joining WCS, she started the first steps in biodiversity conservation, as volunteer and intern in Centro Terra Viva (CTV), a national NGO that work on Marine field. At CTV, she was involved in environmental education and in the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Program working on the Marine Turtle Monitoring Program. Naseeba joined WCS in early 2017, as technician for COMBO Project (Conservation, Impact Mitigation and Biodiversity Offsets in Africa), which aims to reconcile the economic development and biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services. Her passion for biodiversity conservation brings her to accept new challenges, especially in the coastal and marine area. She has a huge thirst in learning, gaining knowledge and experience in ​​biodiversity conservation.
Natalie Ingle
Program Officer, Anglophone Africa
Natalie Ingle holds an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and a Masters in Philanthropic Studies with a concentration in NonProfit Management. For five years, she served as Program Manager at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, before joining the Peace Corps. A coup in Mali prevented her from serving and led to the change of plans which brought her to WCS. Now she serves as Program Officer for Anglophone Africa, a role which combines her expertise with words, experience in various nonprofit leadership roles, passion for Africa, and lifelong love of animals. Natalie is also a photographer and avid traveler, which has taken her to Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, and Tanzania, among other amazing places.
Rosalina Celeste Francisco Cossa
Intern
Rosalina Celeste Francisco Cossa serves as Intern at WCS.
Samuell Bilério
Human Wildlife Mitigation conflit officer
Samuell Bilério serves as Human Wildlife Mitigation conflit officer at WCS. "Samuell Bilério, is a Mozambican National graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Faculty of Veterinary, Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique. He always had such interested in conservation, where in 2016 he attended a 4-month pre-professional internship at Gorongosa National Park, to gain more professional technical skills, in management of conservation areas in Mozambique. During his professional career, he carried out various conservation-related activities in some of Mozambique's conservation areas such as the Maputo Special Reserve and Ponta D’Ouro Partial Marine Reserve. So during the 2018-2019 season, he worked at Limpopo National Park in the Greater Limpopo Carnivore Programme-Panthera (Limpopo National Park, Mpuze Fazenda do Bravio and Banhine National Park), doing more law enforcement, wildlife technology and veterinary work for the Limpopo Lion Protection Unit, human wildlife-coexistence, Game capture, wildlife translocations. Therefore, in 2020 he had opportunity to visit Niassa Special Reserve, doing survey for Traffic, where he increased his passion of Niassa landscape. In July of 2020, he joined to WCS as Human Wildlife Mitigation Conflict Officer.
Sebastiao Tome Saize
LE Operations
Sebastiao Tome Saize serves as LE Operations at WCS. Sebas has been with WCS Mozambique since late 2012, first as an assistant instructor in Niassa Reserve, and more recently as the Chief Scout. He previously worked at Gorongosa National Park where he was responsible for law enforcement in the wildlife sanctuary.
Sonia Manjate
Accountant
Sonia Manjate serves as Accountant at Niassa Special Reserve.
Stefan Fouche
Conservation Pilot
Stefan Fouche serves as Conservation Pilot at WCS.
Tiago Nhazilo
Community Conservation Manager, Niassa Special Reserve
Tiago Nhazilo serves as CBNRM Manager at WCS.

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