Dr. Patrick Kinyata Malonza

As a biodiversity conservation biologist, taxonomist and a researcher, Dr. Patrick Kinyata Malonza works to further his skills in order to discover integrated natural resource management options that can save fast disappearing biological resources without compromising local peoples’ livelihoods. He has completed a Ph.D. in Natural Science at Johannes Gutenberg University-Mainz, a M.Sc. in Biodiversity at Addis Ababa University and a B.Sc. Wildlife management at Moi University. His research interests are mainly on reptile and amphibian taxonomy, biogeography and community ecology. In addition to these broad fields, he is specifically involved in public education and awareness on the importance of conserving snakes, snakebite management and prevention as well as the protection of key dangerous snakes that as a result of fear, traditional beliefs and perceptions are indiscriminately killed on sight in many rural areas.