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Jacob Mwanzia

Dr. Jacob Mwanzia, currently the Senior Wildlife Veterinary Officer for the Environment and Wildlife Management Section, in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is responsible for the medical care of a wide range of mammals and birds throughout the Emirate’s wildlife sanctuaries. Through this position, he implements national wildlife research plans, manages staff, oversees the budget and training, and develops health protocols, in addition to acting as a liaison with the scientific community and the public. In the field, Dr. Mwanzia provides technical support during wildlife capture attempts and translocations. He graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary medicine (B.V.M.) and in 1992 he received his Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health (M.V.P.H.). After graduating, Dr. Mwanzia was a field veterinarian with the Kenya Wildlife Service where, over period of 6 years, he worked with a diverse cross-section of species. Other projects he is currently involved with include: health monitoring of semi-captive Arabian oryx in United Arab Emirates, disease surveillance of desert hare (Lepus capensis), and management and nutritional assessment of semi-captive wildlife in U.A.E. Dr. Mwanzia has a special interest in conflict resolution in wildlife management based on his experiences in Africa.

Jacob Mwanzia

Senior Wildlife Veterinary Officer
IUCN VSG Africa Regional Chair
P.O. Box 77
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

(Tel) 971-50-6129502
or 971-2-6666494
(Fax) 971-2-6663033

Manhal@dpanet.org.ae

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