Oumar Cisse is a first-year student at the African Leadership University, Rwanda, from Mauritania, Nouakchott. At ALU, he is majoring in Global Challenges with a particular focus on Wildlife Conservation. He is an aspiring conservationist passionate about marine conservation management. Oumar Cisse worked as a technical assistant intern at the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) for the Co-Management of Coastal and Terrestrial Marine Resources project in Mauritania. Contributing to the State of Wildlife Economies in Africa report is one of his most significant academic milestones.