Mohammed Znari, has PhDs in Ecology (from Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris, France, 1988 and Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco, 1999). He is a full Professor of ecology and conservation biology at the Faculty of Science – Semlalia, Marrakech. His research interests are morphometrics, systematics and molecular phylogeography, physiological ecology, ecology and life history along with conservation ecology in various taxa including turtles, steppe-land birds and mammals. He has been involved in several international projects and obtained several international fellowships and research-conservation grants. He is also the curator of vertebrate zoology at the Natural History Museum of Marrakech. He was a member of the International Committee of the World Congress of Herpetology and he is currently a vice-President of the Moroccan Herpetological Society. He has produced dozens of publications in peer-reviewed journals and contributions in international scientific meetings.