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Center for Animal Law Studies

Ever Vimbai Chinoda

Harare, Zimbabwe

LL.M. ’17

Ever Vimbai received our International Advocates Animal Law  LLM Scholarship. After the program, Ever continued in her role as the Executive Director of the organization she founded during her LLM studies - Speak Out For Animals.

“By studying at CALS, I made a conscious and strategic decision to become an international vessel with a voice who could stand to speak and advocate for animal protection.”

Prior to joining the LLM program, she was a Legal Officer at Parks and Wildlife Management Authority in Zimbabwe. In this capacity, her work focused mainly on legislation drafting, lobbying and advocacy related to animal protection laws around Zimbabwe with both private and public stakeholders. She also monitored major cases involving wildlife trafficking, poaching, and illegal possession of ivory. As a former prosecutor, she was well-suited to assist public prosecutors on cases involving wildlife across Zimbabwe. For example, Ever Vimbai was involved in the case involving Cecil the lion from Hwange National Park killed by the U.S. dentist, Walter Palmer.