Members


Harith Morgadinho Farooq is the founder of the Extinct or Shy project. He is a Mozambican herpetologist, currently doing his post-doc on Spatial Conservation at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.


Cristóvão Nanvonamuquitxo is the local coordinator of the project. He is a Mozambican herpetologist working at Lúrio University, Mozambique, as a lecturer.


Allison Perrigo is the Director of the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre, Sweden. She is coordinating an initiative that will provide training on data analysis and scientific writing to the students participating in the project.


Students

Ali Luciano Puruleia, Mozambican, born in Nacala-porto and a student on the Biological Sciences course at Lúrio University. He is doing his thesis through the Extinct or Shy project where he has already spent over 6 months collecting amphibians and reptiles in Lumbo. The title of his thesis is: Evaluation of the efficiency of various techniques of reptile sampling.


Iassine Amade, Mozambican, born in Pemba and a student on the Biological Sciences course at Lúrio University. He is doing his thesis through the Extinct or Shy project where he has already spent over 6 months doing the botanical assessment of both wet and dry seasons of our sampling sites. The title of his thesis is: Vegetation assessment of disturbed ecosystems in Lumbo, where Scolecoseps boulengeri and Proscelotes aenea are expected to occur.


Wilson Carlos Francisco Monia, Mozambican, born in Quelimane and a student on the Biological Sciences course at Lúrio University. He is collaborating with the Extinct or Shy project where he has already spent over 6 months collecting amphibians and reptiles in Lumbo. He is also inventorying the mammals in the area for his thesis, titled: An inventory based on camera traps to evaluate the species composition of terrestrial mammals in the Nampula province, Mozambique.


Abdurabe Franciscano Jamal, Mozambican, born in Nacala-porto and a student on the Biological Sciences course at Lúrio University. He is collaborating with our project Extinct or Shy where he has been collecting amphibians and reptiles in Lumbo for the last 6 months. At the same time he is doing is thesis on the Ibo Island with the title: Morphology, spatial distribution and caffeine concentration of Coffea sp. in the islands of Ibo and Quirimba, Cabo Delgado.


Milagre Ernesto, Mozambican, born in Mandimba, Niassa and a student on the Biological Sciences course at Lúrio University. He is collaborating with our project Extinct or Shy where he will be collecting amphibians and reptiles in Lumbo for 6 months. He is also inventorying the birds in the area for his thesis.

Other collaborators

Yasalde Massingue is a Mozambican biologist born in Maputo. He finished his BSc at Lúrio University in 2019. Besides being a collaborator in the Extinct or Shy project he is currently a research assistant in biodiversity at the Niassa National Reserve, where he is doing his MSc in Applied Ecology. The title of his thesis is: Evaluation of the composition of the avian guild: Comparison between areas with and without Human Presence in the Niassa National Reserve.