Dr Victor K. Muposhi is a Deputy Dean and Coordinator for the MSc in Biodiversity Conservation Degree in the School of Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation at Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe. Victor is a holder of a Doctor of Philosophy in Conservation Biology (Chinhoyi University of Technology, 2016), an MSc in Conservation Biology (Bindura University, 2009), a Bachelor of Environmental Sciences Honours in Wildlife and Rangeland Management (Bindura University, 2005) and a Certificate in Community Based Wildlife Management (Southern Africa Wildlife College, 2009).

His DPhil project was focused on the sustainability of trophy hunting in modern day conservation with particular focus on Zimbabwe. Victor has published articles on population and behavioural ecology, sustainable use and sustainability science. His keen interest in sustainable use and persistence of wildlife species made him realise the importance of embracing the ‘conservation science’ ideology and the need to work towards sustainability in all conservation initiatives. He believes if women are given their rightful place in conservation, it would be easy to engage communities and make them the ‘first line of defence’ in most protected areas in Africa. Of late, Victor has developed much interest in illegal wildlife trade, law enforcement and women empowerment in conservation. He endeavours to develop and support complementary pathways that engage and support communities to create an enabling environment thus reducing source markets for illegal wildlife trade.