Jamal Andrewin-Bohn

Jamal is the Conservation Program Manager at The Belize Zoo & Tropical Education Center in Belize. He is responsible for leading its on-site education, community engagement, and landscape conservation programs. These programs involve a broad array of activities, including providing life-changing wildlife encounters for Zoo visitors; protecting the endangered Yellow-headed parrot and its habitat; and training community members in wildland fire management.

Jamal’s journey into conservation began in his early teens, first when he joined the Green Iguana Conservation Club in his hometown, then by attending the Belize Zoo’s Conservation Camp every summer during high school. 

These experiences instilled a fascination and respect for the natural world, which Jamal then explored at the academic level, obtaining a BSc in Biology from the University of Belize. He was later able to channel his passion for connecting people and wildlife into achieving a Master’s in Zoology from Miami University, with a focus on community engagement and stakeholder empowerment