Tonga Nharongue Torcida
Tonga Nharongue Torcida serves as CBNRM at WCS.
Tonga Torcida holder of Bachelor degree in Wildlife Management from the College of African Wildlife Management Mweka (CAWM)-Tanzania, started as trainee in the tourism industry as assistant safari Guide and Research assistant for Gorongosa Restoration Project and later awarded a scholarship to pursue an Ordinary diploma in Wildlife Management at CAWM, after returning Tonga worked as ranger specifically on monitoring carnivores to understand their ecology in the greater Gorongosa Ecosystem (dietary, activity pattern monitoring and conduct patrols) and tracking carnivores by the use of telemetries and radio). Additionally Tonga worked and assisted of the world re-known professor from Harvad University on conducting BioBlitz on Mount Gorongosa, the first ecologist for gorongosa and Etosha `national park for revising the park boundarie and produce wildlife documentaries as co-author such as the 'The GUIDE, A NOSSA FAMILIA LEONINA, AFRICA THE FUTURE'. Right after completed the degree Tonga was appointed as the conservation manager for C12 where he converted the area into a total conservation area from partial conservation area. From their Tonga was appointed as a liaison officer for gorongosa park, local communities, district government and stakeholders for the sustainable development department to lead the process of the community engagement and community conservation between these institutions. Later Tonga was offered another position by WWF MCO/TRAFFIC position as Wildlife Trade Officer and after one month Tonga was promoted as Wildlife Tarde Officer and Organizational Development Manager to understand the dynamics of illegal wildlife trade within the Greater Limpopo Trans frontier Conservation Area, in Mozambican boarders land, sea and airports, in partnership with the National Administration of Conservation Areas, Criminal Investigation Police and Law Enforcement Agencies with the ultimate goal of reducing demand on wildlife products for cross boader and finally to fulfill the needs of the office in terms of staff development, capacity building and trainings.