– Ethiopia –
Bruktawit is an ornithologist and conservation biologist currently based at the Kotebe Metropolitan University in Addis Ababa where she works as a lecturer. She has done several field works and internships in Ethiopia and other countries which helped to develop her practical bird survey skills such as conducting bird population surveys, bird ringing and raptor counts. She did her PhD in the UK on one of the Critically Endangered endemic birds in Ethiopia, the Liben Lark in order to help its survival. She has also been an EDGE Fellow with the Zoological Society of London working on another Critically Endangered bird, the White-winged Flufftail in Ethiopia. She also carries out Environmental Education programs for kids to help them understand the importance of nature and birds.