BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Henry K. Njovu is a natural resources management specialist with extensive experience in the Wildlife Sector for over 15 years. He has outstanding experience in African savanna and montane ecosystems. As a seasoned wildlife management official, Dr. has extensive experience in providing training, decision making, and collaborating with key stakeholders in his area of expertise within and outside Tanzania. Before joining the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania as an Acting Chief Executive Officer and being appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Conservation Community of Tanzania, Dr. Njovu worked at the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka as an Assistant Lecturer and Wildlife Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in Tanzania as a Game Officer. Dr. Njovu has eleven peer-reviewed publications, five as the first author, in good to excellent journals, with 16.66 Researchgate Impact Factor, over 90 citations, and h=3 in Google Scholar. So far, Dr. Njovu has directed and or led several research and conservation projects including Bee-Pollinator Monitoring Project in Tanzania” (2017-2019), “Integrating Technologies in Combating Poaching,  Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania” (2017-2019), “Institutionalizing Training and Capacity Development for SMART in East Africa” (2018-2019). Dr. Njovu has also been involved in several consultancy activities that employed many interdisciplinary conservation science methods. Academically, Dr. Njovu holds a Doctor of Science (Magma Cum Laude) degree from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, a Master’s degree in Applied Ecology from the Hedmark University College, Norway, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management from the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania. His Ph.D. thesis focused on the Patterns and Drivers of herbivore diversity and invertebrate herbivory along elevational and land-use gradients at Mt. Kilimanjaro. In November 2020, Dr. Njovu and his research collaborators from Germany and the Czech Republic have recently worn two-five year research grants, one from the German Research Foundation and the other from the Czech Research Foundation, respectively. His research interests include macroecology, plant-animal mutualistic and antagonistic interactions, human-wildlife conflicts, plants, and wildlife ecology.