PRBO Conservation Science
Quarterly Journal of PRBO Conservation Science, Number 158, Fall 2009: Notes From The Field




  

Kenya Connection


 
Conservation Success on Private Lands
CEO's Column
International Conservation Mission
Kenya Connection
Mixed Marine Signals
Teacher At Sea
PRBO Highlights
Securing Our Future
Focus on Outer Point Reyes
Staff Migrations
 


Henry Ndithia bands a Rufous-naped Lark in Kenya, in April 2009.
Henry Ndithia, from Kenya, was an intern at PRBO's Palomarin Field Station in 2002. To prepare for further study and for a career in conservation science in his home country, Henry learned bird monitoring methods during a memorable summer at Palomarin. He recently sent his friends at PRBO a recap of his endeavors since that time.—Editor

From Palo, I left for study in Germany. I did my thesis project from December 2003 to July 2004 in Namibia, where I had a wonderful time. I finished my masters in November 2004 and then went back to Kenya. I worked as a volunteer at the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) until I got a contract there in November 2005. In April 2006, I changed jobs to work in a transboundary Environmental Project, funded by European Union, in northern Kenya and southern Somalia. In September 2007, I went back to NMK, where I am working now. At present I am in the Netherlands briefly, at the University of Groningen, to write a grant proposal for PhD study in Kenya. I have submitted two applications and hope I will get funding to start my PhD, perhaps next year.
At Palomarin in 2002.

I am very proud of Palo and PRBO and all of you. I am very thankful to all the people there. It is at Palo that I built a foundation for research that has taken me this far.

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