Michael Wamithi

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Biographical Information

Michael is a Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of the Africa Conservancy Foundation.

"He is a conservationist with over 30 year successful career in Nature conservation to which he remains actively involved as an independent consultant and serves on the Boards of The Hague based Wildlife Justice commission (WJC), US Based International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Jane Goodall Institute (JGI),Kenya chapter. He is also a member of the East Africa Wildlife Society.

"He has previously served as CEO of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS),the CEO Kenya Wildlife Trust (KWT), Kenya Country Director, Global Program Director and International Advisor for Africa of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)." [1]

"NAIROBI, Kenya, December 5, 2002 (ENS) - An animal conservationist with experience in both government and nonprofit sectors has been selected to fill the post of Director for the Kenya Wildlife Service vacated by retirement. Michael Wamithi worked for 14 years in the Service, before he took his present position as East Africa regional director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

"Wamithi established the IFAW East Africa Regional Office in Nairobi three years ago, and also influenced IFAW's campaign against the ivory trade, the organization said today in a congratulatory statement. ...

"The outgoing director, Joseph Kioko, was a long serving assistant director who worked under the two former KWS directors, Dr. Richard Leakey and Dr. David Western." [2]

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  1. Africa Conservancy Foundation Michael Wamithi, organizational web page, accessed March 9, 2019.
  2. New Kenya Wildlife Service Director Out of IFAW, ens-newswire, accessed November 28, 2011.