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This is Dino

Dino is a multiple award-winning Conservationist and Entomologist working to raise awareness about pollinator species globally. 

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Dino will be able to expand his work, changing more minds, educating more students and ultimately saving more pollinators.

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Nanyuki, Kenya

Mpala Research Centre

Dino Martins

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Why care

More than 75% of the world's food crops and 30% of our agricultural land depends, at least in part, on pollinators. Yet through climate change, habitat loss and the use of pesticides we are rapidly diminishing their numbers.

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Their work

Dino is the Executive Director at Mpala Research Centre. 

  • Dino and the Mpala Research Centre conducts research and collects data on the presence of pollinators and their impact in various regions. 

  • Works directly with farmers to create sustainable solution to farming which increases their yield and conserves pollinators. This incentives farmers to work for bees. 

  • Spearheads community outreach programs and mentors young conservationist to create a future generation of conservationists and scientists. 

  • Leads extensive advocacy campaigns to change people’s perception of insects and work against various counterproductive lobbying groups.



Achievements

  • Dino and the Mpala Research Centre have for 25 years conducted invaluable research and conservation work.

  • Have helped farmers increase their yield four-five times and on some occasions as much as ten times, raising the quality of life of the farmers dramatically.

  • Have saved countless lives in rural populations through the Laikipia Rabies Vaccination Campaign.

  • Created the first Genomic lab in sub saharan Africa.

  • Educated and mentored a new generation of  young, passionate and capable Kenyan/East African students, young scientists and conservationists.


Sustainable development goals
SDG 15 Life on Land

The mission

Dino is on a mission save the pollinators of Kenya to conserve the incredible biodiversity of the region.

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