Full Name
Michel Masozera
Job Title
Deputy Wildlife Practice Leader
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Speaker Bio
Michel Masozera is the country director for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Rwanda Program. While Growing up as a Rwandan refugee in DRC Congo, Masozera began his career in conservation with Dr. Amy Vedder, WCS’s vice president of the Living Landscapes Program, in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest. Since that time, he has focused his efforts on the needs of humans and wildlife alike. As Rwandan country director, he worked ceaselessly to conserve Nyungwe’s biodiversity, home for 13 species of primate and some 270 species of bird. Masozera’s efforts were rewarded with the government’s creation of Nyungwe National Park in 2004. He is the recipient of the National Geographic Buffett Award For Leadership in Conservation.