About Me

About Me

Hi, I’m Linus Unah, a Nigerian journalist with over six years of experience covering wildlife conservation, environmental science, development, global health, and conflict for publications like Mongabay, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, National Public Radio, TRT World, Devex, African Business Magazine, The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN News), The Christian Science Monitor, America Magazine, World Politics Review and several others. 

Most recently, I worked as the West Africa Representative for San Francisco-headquartered WildAid, an international wildlife conservation nonprofit, where I assisted in producing wildlife documentaries, short-form videos, animations, TV and radio series as well other communication materials to raise awareness about the illegal wildlife trade and promote local support for conservation efforts. 

In 2016, I won the Rising Tide Foundation Essay Contest out of over 600 essays from African undergraduate students. Two years after, I went on to win the Future Awards Africa 2018 Prize for Journalism

I'm interested in wildlife conservation alongside development, climate change and global health. 

I am currently a second-year master's degree student specializing in documentary production at the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.