A wildlife ecologist, Matt is the CEO and Programme Manager of the Zambian Carnivore Programme, a non-profit Zambian organization working with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife and an array of partners to conserve large carnivores and ecosystems through Conservation Science, Conservation Action, and Local Leadership. Since 2008 Matt has overseen all research, conservation and capacity-building/education efforts for the organisation and its three longterm projects in the Luangwa Valley, Greater Liuwa, and Greater Kafue Ecosystems, which collectively comprise the country’s largest populations of wild dogs, big cats and hyenas.
An Affiliate Research Faculty at the MSU Department of Ecology, he has over 25 years’ experience on a variety of wildlife field research and conservation projects in North America, Antarctica, and Africa, studying numerous threatened species and ecosystems. In addition to wildlife ecology, one of Matt’s primary interests is in helping train current and aspiring local conservation biologists. He lives in Mfuwe with his partner Rachel McRobb.
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