Erica Tavares is the founder of EcoAngola, an environmental conservation project and a founding member and President of the Young Scientific Community in Angola (CCJA). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Nottingham, UK and a Master’s in Ecology and Evolution from the Vrije University and the University of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.
In 2019, she co-founded EcoAngola (www.ecoangola.com), a philanthropic project for conservation and environmental education, because she felt strongly that her mission is to protect biodiversity, human rights, as well as fight for climate justice. EcoAngola’s mission is to use collective knowledge to protect biodiversity and natural ecosystems, knowing that these are the basis of life on Earth. She now leads a community that develops ways of raising awareness about exploitation and environmental degradation in Angola and around the world, thus promoting environmental sustainability, conservation and contributing to the resolution of the current environmental, social and climate crisis that Angola is experiencing.
She is also a founding member and President of the Young Scientific Community in Angola (CCJA) which was born from the need to have a national platform where young people could promote science, actively exchange ideas and information and contribute to the country’s sustainable development, with the creation of practical, innovative and creative solutions, and whenever possible implementing them in local communities.
Why R? World 28 – Erica Tavares (Angola)