Our Team

Washington Wachira

Chief Executive Officer

Washington Wachira holds BSc in Environmental Science and MSc Animal Ecology from Kenyatta University. By age 14, he was already on the career path towards nature interpretation and conservation having led environmental and wildlife conservation programmes at Brightstar Academy, St. Austin Academy, Ndururumo High School, A Child a Tree Initiative, National Youth Service (Nairobi) and Kenyatta University. Washington has great passion for environmental education and nature conservation and has continued to enrich his knowledge and improve his career through apprenticeships at the Ornithology Section of the National Museums of Kenya, Giraffe Center and Elsamere Field Study Centre and pursuance of courses such as Certificate in Fundamentals of Ornithology, Certificate in Disasters and Ecosystems; Resilience in a Changing Climate. He has written and published several articles in a variety of local and international publications. As a result of his passion, he has won many awards including Mr. Environment and Ambassador for Nairobi Province in 2012 and The Daisy Rothschild Award in 2015. He has also won several awards as a passionate and talented nature photographer including the First Position in the Underwater Category of the 2016 East African Wild Life Photo Competition. Washington is a licensed Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit (EIA/EA) Associate Expert and an experienced Safari Guide currently holding a Bronze badge from the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association. He has been part of many research projects and has led many expeditions across Kenya. He is a member of the Bird Committee of Nature Kenya, chair of the National Bird of Kenya sub-committee, the Country Representative for Kenya at Youth Africa Birding and former Manager for the Kenya Bird Map Project. He is a dedicated film maker, and released his first documentary, “Urban Crowns”, in 2017. He is also a TED Speaker, and gave a TED Talk titled “For the love of birds” in 2017.

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Wilfred Savali

Head, Sustainability Department

Wilfred was born and raised in Ukambani, Eastern Kenya. He has always been passionate about environmental awareness creation and poverty eradication. He holds a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science. He also has a Certificate in Leadership Development and Mentorship from Kenyatta University. Wilfred became passionate about the environment at a tender age, participating in activities such as tree planting and clean ups during his primary school days. He later became a Wildlife Club Chairperson in Maranatha School where he spearheaded conservation activities and environmental awareness creation. He has participated in environmental activities in the National Museums of Kenya, Kenya Organisation for Environmental Education and Kenyatta University. Wilfred has been part of many research projects especially at National Museums of Kenya. He is a member of the Kenya National Committee for World Wetlands Day preparations. He formerly served as a Project Leader at Imagine IMC LTD. Wilfred is also a talented writer and has published many environmental blog articles that have reached many people across the world. Wilfred is a licensed Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit (EIA/EA) Associate Expert and also has a keen interest in Occupational Health and Safety.

Carol Muthoni

Intern

Carol Muthoni is a Kenyatta University student studying Bachelor of Science under Environmental Education. She is a person who likes sports very much, and thus she has received several certificates and medals since form one to form four while playing volleyball. Due to her passion, she became the captain. This was not enough for her; she also does it till today as her part-time activity. She was a member of an environmental club in high school as she liked participating in tree planting and other activities involving nature. She has also worked at Imagine IMC as a sales ambassador. She is a member of Kenyatta University Birding Club at Kenyatta University for bird watching and categorizing different birds within KU. She is in love with animals especially the young one playing with them, feeding them and also taking them as part of her life. She likes participating in community activities such as cleanups and many others due her love with nature, and finally due to her interest and passion she is looking forward to improving the River Malewa in Nyandarua County.

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