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As the window to avert the climate crisis is rapidly closing, there is an urgent need for collective action from all stakeholders: governments, civil society, politicians, the private sector, and ordinary citizens. Simply put, everyone should be involved in the fight against climate change.

Nature Guardian is a platform for compassionate and eco-conscious East African journalists whose main goal is to drive engaging conversations about the climate crisis and initiate possible solutions.

Our Mission

Nature Guardian uses the power of storytelling to light the way towards a more sustainable planet and inspire society to take action.

Our Vision

We aim to be the go-to media platform in eastern Africa for those seeking to understand the drivers of climate change, how bad it is, and how to fix it.  

Our Core Team

Gilbert Mwijuke

Founder/Head of Editorial Operations

Gilbert Mwijuke is the founder of Nature Guardian. Mwijuke’s day-to-day tasks involve overseeing editorial, handling advertising and partnerships and overall operations for Nature Guardian.

Before founding Nature Guardian, Mr Mwijuke spent nearly two decades working with various media organisations in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Kenya – and has previously written for East African newspapers such as The New Vision, The East African, Daily Monitor and The New Times.

Currently based in Kampala, Mr Mwijuke enjoys living an eco-conscious life and is passionate about travel, protecting the environment, reading fiction, hiking and hanging out with nonhuman animals.

Email: gilbert@natureguardian.org

Moses Opobo

Senior Writer

Moses Opobo is an environmental activist, farming hobbyist and author and content writer with a professional background in journalism. With more than 15 years of experience in the newsroom, Mr Opobo’s articles have previously appeared in The New Vision, Daily Monitor and The New Times.  

Now almost approaching retirement age, Mr Opobo’s current goal is to put his quality climate change journalism at work and hopefully retire in a net zero emissions world. Mr Opobo is currently based in Gulu City, northern Uganda.  

Email: moses@natureguardian.org

Justus Muhwezi

Head of Partnerships

Justus Muhwezi is a seasoned marketer who has worked with various organisations in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. With a career spanning over 10 years, Mr Muhwezi boasts wide experience in developing and executing marketing and partnership strategies that drive growth and engagement.

He enjoys working with organisations that are committed to making a positive impact in the world and has previously worked with Nation Media Group and various charity organisations across eastern Africa. 

Email: justus@natureguardian.org

Darius Dos Santos

Business Development/Video content creator

With more than 15 years of expertise in advertising, marketing, and video content creation across digital, print, and electronic media, Mr Dos Santos has worked with clients across all sectors in eastern Africa – helping brands to tell compelling stories.

Mr Dos Santos is originally from Kampala and holds a Masters in Business Administration. When he is not conjuring the next video content idea for Nature Guardian, he can be found exploring the wild across eastern Africa. Animal rights, environmentalism, nature photography and travel are his passions.

Email: darius@natureguardian.org


Nature Guardian’s main source of income is through our partnerships model. Our partners are offered direct advertising and promotion through sponsored content on the site and our social media channels.

We are actively seeking new partnerships and you can find out more by emailing our partnership department at justus@natureguardian.org.

Nature Guardian is grateful to the following partners for supporting us to keep delivering quality and impactful climate change journalism:

General contacts

Nature Guardian is the trading name of Nature Guardian Uganda Ltd, registered in Uganda. Location: Conrad House, Plot 40, Jinja Road, Kampala. Tel: +256 765102839/+256 757709160. Email: info@natureguardian.org