The Team


Roseline (Rose) L Chikerema-Mandisodza is a Senior Ecologist with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, specialising in large predator management.  She has represented the ZPWMA in the National Leopard Project since 2008.  She is responsible for liaising with stakeholders, co-ordinating permits in project areas, organising workshops, managing databases, and assisting with the planning/logistics field exercises, project reporting and raising awareness.


The fieldwork for the Zimbabwe National Leopard Project is being supervised by Dr Andrew (Andy) Loveridge, (pictured below left) from the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), Oxford University.  Dr Loveridge is an experienced Zimbabwean field biologist who runs the Hwange Lion Research Project which is investigating the impact of sport-hunting on the lion population in Hwange National Park. He is a member of the IUCN affiliated, African Lion Working Group.

Dr Loveridge is assisted by doctoral student, Byron du Preez (pictured below right); recipient of the Beit Trust Scholarship to Oxford University, UK.



Peter Musto is Project Co-ordinator for the Zambezi Society.  He is responsible for the Society’s role in the Zimbabwe National Leopard Project, including liaising with the other project partners, financial administration, co-ordinating research, fieldwork and awareness programmes and managing logisitics.