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Title: Dr
Name: Jasson John
College/School/Division: College Of Natural And Applied Sciences
Role: Lecturer
Current Summarised CV:

Jasson John has a PhD in Forest Environmental Sciences from Seoul National University in South Korea, a master degree in Wildlife Terrestrial Ecology from the University of Dar es Salaam and a first degree in Wildlife Management from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has attended several short courses on project planning and management in South Africa and Teachers Workshop at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, USA.  He lectures with the University of Dar es Salaam in the Department of Zoology and Wildlife Conservation in biodiversity and wildlife science to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and he also does research and supervise postgraduate students in wildlife sciences.

He has reviewed books and published papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings especially on ornithology. He is a lead author of a book titled ‘Birds of Western Tanzania: Gombe, Mahale, Rubondo, Saanane, Malagarasi, Ntakata and Minziro’ published in 2019. He has also written tour guiding training manuals and offers training sessions to tour guides. Jasson has taught field courses at the Tropical Biology Association and University of Rwanda. He worked with Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania as a BirdLife Conservation Officer from 2004 to 2007. Jasson John seats in the Board of Directors for Saving Africa’s Nature (SANA) and he is a founder member of Nature Tanzania.

In October 2016 at its 14th Pan-African Ornithological Congress (PAOC) held in Dakar (Senegal) nominated Jasson John to serve in the PAOC Committee until 2021. He has found and coordinates several environmental clubs such as Roots and Shoots – UDSM Chapter (since 2017) and UDSM Birdwatching Group (Since 2013). Jasson has recently developed interest in avian pollination ecology, urban ecology, invasive species and wildlife trade.

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