He is Managing Director of Lungu Limited, a company providing comprehensive wildlife survey and aerial photographic services within Eastern and Central Africa and Madagascar.
One of David’s main interests is to promot linkages between non-governmental organizations, bilateral donors and the private sector that leverage funding for an increased conservation impact and positive economic benefits to local communities surrounding protected areas.
David’s experience includes field work in biodiversity assessment, foraging ecology, population biology, species ecological requirements, wildlife trade research, field research on the distribution and prevalence of Chytric fungal infections in amphibians, strategic planning facilitation, development project planning in natural resources, capacity building, and public relations.
David’s more than 40 years of living in Africa and Tanzania allow a unique, long-term perspective on project development and impact.
His work experience at both a high level in Tanzanian Government and parastatal institutions, and at the grass-root level bring a unique insight to project planning and implementation.
David’s specific areas of expertise are in bioacoustics, population biology, biodiversity assessment, and remote sensing.
He has field experience in North and Central America, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Central African Republic, Kenya, and South Sudan.
He has worked with the IUCN SSC, USAID, DANIDA, NORPLAN, UNDP, Golder Associates, Dillon Consulting, Rescan Consulting, Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International, Frankfurt Zoological Society, African Parks Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, the Wildlife Division (Tanzania Ministry of Natural Resources), the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Tanzania National Parks, and the Tanzania Forestry Research Institute.
David holds an MSc in avian ecology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA and and a BSc in biology from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, USA.
He is fluent in Swahili and Lungu, and has a basic grasp of Bemba and Hehe.