Denisha Anand is a researcher and intersectional environmentalist currently
employed as the biodiversity project manager of a 109ha wetland system in
Cape Town, South Africa. A progressive environmental educator and
advocate for restoration and rehabilitation of racially neglected biodiversity
areas, she is completing a Masters in Environmental Anthropology in
Multispecies Ethnography with a focus on intergenerational plant human
practice and intimacies, at the University of the Western Cape. Denisha is also
the director of a company called Leaf Culture, where she manages various
community centred projects that aims to cultivate economic empowerment,
access to safe, clean natural spaces and promotes bio-cultural preservation.
She currently serves on a section 80 mayoral advisory committee for Water
Quality in Wetlands and Waterways, as a community conservation specialist
in her country.