Rio Heriniaina has been selected as a top 100 young African conservation leader

Rio Heriniaina

Former MRes in Primate Biology, Behaviour and Conservation student, Rio Heriniaina, has been selected as one of the top 100 young African conservation leaders. These awards were created by the African Wildlife Foundation, together with Africa Alliance of the YMCA, World Scouts Movement, and the WWF consortium, and seek to recognise and nurture top Young African Conservation Leaders whose work promises to leave a lasting impression on the African conservation landscape.

Rio’s dissertation at Roehampton focused on the impact of fragmentation on the lemur community in Iofa, Andasibe, in the eastern part of Madagascar. Upon returning to Madagascar, he founded the Association Vision for Nature for Madagascar, where he works in the field of biodiversity conservation and community development.

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