What We Do
By combining research, conservation and development, we are tackling interconnected issues such as the lack of dependable water sources, inadequate educational resources, unsustainable natural resource use and conflict between people and wildlife. This website showcases the different project strands that have involved many sponsors and stakeholders.
Currently, LCMO is working in Mpimbwe district council (the villages highlighted within the red border), with the aim of working with villages around protected areas in western Tanzania.
Jonathan has been WASIMA project manager since 2015. He holds a Master of Science degree in Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture, Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania) and has broad natural resource management experience. He is a teacher, gifted speaker and author of How to Glow Your Genius and Develop Your Talent.
Hans has managed and developed the VIMA project since 2014. He holds a Diploma in Wildlife Management from College of African Wildlife Management (Mweka). He is inspired to educate communities about the importance of conservation and sustainable environmental practices, and anything that would fit in that category. He also has experience in wildlife photography and cinematography.
Tim Caro is UC Davis Professor of Wildlife Conservation and Fish Biology. He works on predator and antipredator behavior, biodiversity assessments, and conservation, and has a very long research record in Tanzania. He is currently investigating the evolutionary enigma of why zebras are black and white.
Monique Borgerhoff Mulder is UC Davis Professor of Anthropology with over 17 years' experience working in Mpimbwe. She specializes in quantitative demographic and economic analyses, and has published (with P. Coppolillo) Conservation: Linking Ecology, Economics and Culture (Princeton University Press, 2005).
Peter is the Assistant Program Director at WCS Ruaha-Katavi Landscape Program. Previously, he was a tutor at College of African Wildlife Management (Mweka) and was project manager and developer of the WASIMA project.