Woman of Impact
Dr Amy Dickman has been chosen as one of National Geographic’s ‘Women of Impact’. Her work with the local communities in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape has led to significant benefits not only for lion conservation but also for local development and empowerment.
Amy says “I am honoured and thrilled to be chosen as one of National Geographic’s Women of Impact. However, this should not be just about me – everything we have achieved required huge dedication from the team in Tanzania, and trust and partnership from local communities. People sometimes assume that Oxford scientists exist in ivory towers, but I, alongside all my colleagues from WildCRU, recognize that public engagement and impact is vital for conservation science. It is wonderful to see that impact being highlighted and used to encourage future scientists, particularly other women.”
Photo credit: Johann Vorster