Professor Jafari R Kideghesho was born in Ugweno, Mwanga in Northern Tanzania. He obtained his BSc. (Agric.) from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania (1993); MSc. (Conservation Biology) from Canterbury, UK (1996) and PhD from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2006). He started his career in Wildlife Management at the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka where he taught for six years before joining SUA in 1999. He served as a Deputy Director of Wildlife Division in Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism for two years (2012-2014). Kideghesho has been an active supporter of academic efforts within and outside Tanzania through teaching and serving as external examiner at different universities. He has published over 40 scientific papers in reputable journals and is an author of numerous books. Currently, he is the Rector at the College of African Wildlife Management in Kilimanjaro.