Meet the Team
FOUNDER & CONSERVATION PROJECTS COORDINATOR
Kenyan-born, Alberto Borges is a National Geographic Explorer and Gates Cambridge Scholar holding a Master’s in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge. He is keen on positively transforming the lives of communities and wildlife in Marsabit, Kenya. He holds a Bachelor's degree, with Summa Cum Laude honours, in Environment and Sustainability from Catawba College, USA.
His interests lie in ecology, geography and socio-environmental issues. To propel these interests, he established The Explorer's Club of Kenya in 2015 at 17 years of age to explore, research and conserve little-known places. He works with a dynamic team in Marsabit to preserve and restore its vast wilderness. Their project is reforesting, re-grassing and renewing the landscape.
Additionally, they are exploring the impacts of pollution on the ecosystems and people living along Athi River, Kenya. Their findings inform authorities on the steps needed to tackle the problem.
His ultimate goal is establishing a northern Kenya conservation centre by 2024. That will be an empowerment hub for the public to study and conserve that magnificent landscape, its wildlife and its people.
Mike Clifton is a Consultant Scientist at the National Museums of Kenya. He is an Entomologist, (expert on moths and butterflies) and has discovered and described many species over the years. He is delighted to pass on his knowledge to the younger generation and is The Chairman of the Explorer’s Club of Kenya. We are fortunate to have him as our Senior Scientists & so is Kenya National Museums.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE