Thandiwe Mweetwa is a wildlife biologist in Eastern Zambia with the Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP). She coordinates the organization’s research, conservation, and outreach activities in South Luangwa National Park (SLNP) and the adjoining Game Management Areas as the Project Manager for ZCP’s Luangwa site (GMAs). Her research interests include studying large carnivore population dynamics and threats to their persistence, as well as understanding the nature and extent of human-carnivore conflict in the Luangwa Valley.
She is also passionate about getting young people and women involved in wildlife conservation. Thandiwe is a National Geographic Explorer, WINGS World Quest Fellow, and Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program alumna.