Women in Conservation: Amy Dickman of Ruaha Carnivore Project

By Asilia Africa News | 07 March 2018

By Britta Foulis

Zoologist, Amy Dickman, has worked in Africa for more than 20 years. Her areas of expertise lie in human-carnivore conflict as well as community-based conservation efforts.

Amy is a real-life heroine in Africa –admired for her courage, outstanding achievements, and noble qualities. This is exactly why we want to show thanks and give Amy the recognition she so greatly deserves on the day we #PressforProgress this #WomensDay!


Amy founded the well-known Ruaha Carnivore Project in 2009 and over the years her remarkable work has earned her many awards and international recognition. This blog post will tell you all about the Ruaha Carnivore Project, how it was founded and the huge impact it has made. We love featuring stories and updates from Amy whenever we can, have a look at this post which showcases the importance of the camera traps Amy and her team set up.

Amy’s Projects

Amy has been involved in a number of successful and impacting projects through the years, some of her most recent ones include, Scaling up lion conservation initiatives across Tanzania’s Ruaha Landscape;Continuing to reduce human-big cat conflict in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape; Using Living Walls and other techniques to reduce human-big cat conflict in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape; as well as Resolving conflict between humans and threatened big cats in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape.

It is easy to see why Amy is such a highly regarded individual – she has made incredible changes in the areas she works in and continues to make progress and improve each and every day. We are very proud to be a supporter of the influential work Amy is involved in, have a look at how you can make a positive impact yourself on Asilia Giving – a platform created specifically to support our projects.

Women’s Day – Press for Progress

Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There’s a strong call to#PressforProgress– motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

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