‘eighty years of promoting biodiversity conservation through taxonomic research, scientific training and international networks’

Harrison Institute, Centre for Biodiversity Research

Moses Chibesa is Head of the Department of Zoology and Aquatic Sciences, Copperbelt University.

Above: Moses Chibesa in the general library of Copperbelt University, Zambia.

Below: Moses Chibesa lectures on the ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and biometry at the Copperbelt University.

Moses Chibesa

Head of Department and lecturer,
Department of Zoology and Aquatic Sciences

The Copperbelt University,
School of Natural Resources
P.O Box 21692
Tel: +260-2-230923
Mobile: +260-976470204
E-mail: moses.chibesa@gmail.com or moses.chibesa@cbu.ac.zm
webpage: Moses Chibesa, Copperbelt University


2007-2008: MSc, Wildlife Management and Conservation (Merit), University of Reading, UK

2001-2004: BSc, Forestry (Merit), Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia.


2007: Scholarship from Copperbelt University under the Staff Development Programme (SDF) to study at Reading University, UK

2004: Best graduating student in forest protection, awarded by The Zambia Forest and Forestry Industry Co-operation (ZAFFICO)

Research Interests:

  • bat, small mammal and bird biodiversity in Zambia/Africa
  • wildlife conservation and biodiversity management
  • wildlife resource assessment
  • human-wildlife conflicts
  • ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
  • wildlife disease and adaptability
  • biometry and quantitative ecology

Previous Activities:

Tour guide at Chaminuka Nature Reserve, Zambia with responsibilities for:

  • sustainable management of wildlife resources
  • educating tourists on wildlife management issues and conservation
  • educating the surrounding community on community based natural resource management in relation to wildlife
  • conducting annual census of wildlife species found at Chaminuka
  • guiding tourists in wildlife identification (mammals, birds, reptiles etc) during field tours


2007-2011: as a team member:

  • in 2007, conducted a flora and fauna assessment for Luanshya Copper Mines
  • in 2010, prepared an Environment Project Brief (EPB) for a proposed silica mine at Luansobe in Mufulira  
  • in 2011, conducted a flora and fauna assessment and produced an Environmental Project
    Brief (EPB) for the setting up of the mobile sawmill for the Copperbelt University in Chati
  • in 2011, produced a Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) which led to the development of Luswishi farm block in Lufwanyama