With ten years of experience, Ghanaian freelance journalist Zubaida Mabuno Ismail covers environmental, climate change, and gender issues. She is a media trainer, brand marketing consultant, ZAMI Reports managing editor, and Reporters Without Borders reporter in Ghana. She has written articles on Ghana's tree planting drive and the biodiversity issue, the effects of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in Ghanaian oceans on fishermen, indigenous peoples' land rights and conservation in East Africa; and the relationship between poverty among rural women in Ghana and climate change. Miss Ismail is also an investigative journalist who is a member of the Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalists in West Africa (CENOZO) as well as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). She has written for China Dialogue Trust, CENOZO, Radio France International, The Architect Journal, Zenger News, and Africa No Filter, among others. She is the former northern region correspondent for the Media General Group (TV3). Miss Ismail is also a 2018 fellow of the Mandela Washington Fellowship of the US State Government.
In western Kenya, the Ogiek battle for land rights and a chance to demonstrate their role in biodiversity protection. At an IUCN meet in Rwanda in 2022, they clamoured for a chance to do so before a global audience.
Journalist Zubaida Mabuno Ismail leads an investigation that takes a rare glimpse into the grand scam perpetrated by the governments of Ghana and Nigeria through the WHO-approved mandatory COVID -19 test regime in a two part investigation piece for CENOZO
In 2016, Ghana pledged to restore 2 million hectares (ha) of deforested and degraded land by 2030. It is now a third of the way there, having put 628,000 ha under restoration. However, conservationists are concerned about biodiversity.
Banished is a short television documentary which profiled alleged witches who have been banished from their homes in a village called Zarantinga in the north-east region of Ghana.