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Titus Mlengeya

Dr. Titus Mlengeya obtained his B.V.M. degree from Sokoine University in 1988 and a M.Sc. in Veterinary Epidemiology from the University of Reading, UK, in 1994. He received a certificate for competency with dangerous drugs from the Zimbabwe Veterinary Association in 1997. Dr. Mlengeya served as a wildlife research scientist at Serengeti Wildlife Research Institute from 1987 to 1989. In 1989 and 1990, he was District Livestock Development Officer for the Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development. From 1990 to 1993, he established and managed a veterinary clinic in Dar Es Salaam. From 1994 to 1996, he served as Wildlife Epidemiologist for the Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development in Dar Es Salaam. Since 1996, he has worked at Serengeti and other Tanzanian National Parks as a wildlife veterinarian. Dr. Mlengeya currently heads TANAPA’s Wildlife Veterinary Unit.

Dr. Mlengeya is a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania, the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, and the Wildlife Disease Association. His current activities include rinderpest surveillance in wildlife (buffalo, other ungulates); treatment of endangered animal species (black rhinos, wild dogs); snare removal (lions, buffalos, hyenas, zebras, other species); vaccination of domestic animals to control rabies, rinderpest, foot and mouth disease, and canine distemper; training of park rangers for animal health monitoring; training of local communities in animal husbandry; and conducting post-mortem examinations of dead wild animals with diagnostic sampling and related laboratory work.

His goals are to continue to monitor and mitigate diseases, conduct necessary research, and maintain healthy wildlife populations in a healthy ecosystem. Dr. Mlengeya provides support for community-based livestock projects to fight poverty in local communities and involves local people in conservation programs.

Titus Mlengeya

Chief Veterinary Officer
Tanzania National Parks
Serengeti NP
P.O. Box 3134
Arusha, Tanzania

(Tel) 255-28-262-1539
(Fax) 255-28-262-1537


View Titus Mlengeya's presentation,
"Experiences and Challenges of
Wildlife Health Management in National
Parks of Tanzania"

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