Aman S Kitegile Lecturer)
Department: Wildlife Management
P.O. Box: 3073
Phone: +255 754 059 571
Research Area: The research area is presented in this place
Amani Kitegile is a lecturer in the department of wildlife management at Sokoine University of Agriculture. After completing his Master’s degree, Amani started pursue career in wildlife research with special interest in primates. Amani has more than 9 years’ experience of conducting researches in wildlife. Since 2006 Amani has successfully worked in collaboration with both local and international researchers in various projects. He is among the authors of “The Critical Endangered Kipunji (Rungwecebus kipunji) of Southern Tanzania; First Census and Conservation status assessment” the first paper to publish precise results on population status of newly discovered primate genus Rungwecebus. Currently Amani is a co-researcher at Animal Behavior Research Unit (ABRU), Mikumi National Park; and a PhD fellow at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge UK.
MSc in Zoology - University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania
BSc in General (Wildlife Management with Zoology] - University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania
I am interested in working on wildlife researches particularly in Animal behavior, especially primates to be precise. So far I have already conducted a number of researches in this area, including “ Food competition among the primates of Gombe National Park” ( I did it as my undergraduate special project); “Habitat use and Conservation status of Blue Monkeys and Black and White Colobus Monkeys , in Amani nature Reserve (For my MSc Thesis). I have also worked on “Population status of newly discovered primates species, Rungwecebus kipunji; Primate monitoring in the Udzungwa Mountains; and currently I am working on Foraging habit and sexual segregation in yellow baboons in Mikumi National Park. Studies in primates’ behavior are very important and better understanding of their behavior help a lot in understanding human social life and behavior.
Rovero, R. Mtui, A. Kitegile, A. Jacob, P. Araldi, A.Tenan, S. (2015). Primates Decline Rapidly in Unprotected Forests: Evidence from a Monitoring Program with Data Constraints. PLoS ONE, Volume 10(2): e0118330.doi:10, 1371/journal.pone.0118330.
- Rovero, F., Mtui, A., Kitegile, A. Martin R. Nielsen (2012). Hunting or habitat degradation? Decline of primate populations in southern Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania: an analysis of threats. Biological Conservation, Volume 146, pg. 89-96.
- Davenport, T.R.B, De Luca, W.D, Jones, T, Mpunga, N.E, Machaga, S.J, Kitegile, A, and Phillips, G.P. 2008. The Critical Endangered Kipunji Rungwecebus kipunji of Southern Tanzania; First Census and Conservation status assessment, Fauna and Flora International, Oryx. 42 (3): 357-359.
- Rovero, F., Mtui, A., Kitegile, A. Nielsen, M and Jones, T (2010). Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve in Crisis; An Urgent call to protect one of Tanzania’s most important forests. Dar es Salaam; 2010. Available: http://www.tfcg.org/pdf,USFRReportFinalHighRes.pdf.
- Kitegile, A. Muganda, M. Modest, R.B. Assessment of Population Status of Elusive bird species Sokoke pipit (Anthus sokokensis) in Zaraninge Forest, Tanzania. Proceeding for the 8th TAWIRI Scientific Conference, 2013.
- Impact Assessment of Rare Earth Element Exploration on Primates at Wigu Hills, Montero Mining, Wigu Hill Project (2011).
- Re-evaluation (following 2005 study) of Impact of human disturbance through deadwood collection on the Biodiversity of Mwanihana forest, Udzungwa Mountains National Park: For World Wide Fund (WWF) –Tanzania Programme Office (2008).
- Habitat Use and Conservation Status of Black and White colobus and Blue Monkeys in the Amani Nature Reserve, Tanga- Tanzania. University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. MSc Thesis (2006).
- Francesco Rovero, Paul Banga and Amani Kitegile. The newly- established Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre in The Udzungwa Mountains. Proceeding for the sixth TAWIRI Scientific Conference, 3rd-6th December, 2007. Held at Arusha International Conference Centre, Arusha, Tanzania. Pp 262-267.
RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY:
Status and Ecology of Sokoke Pipit (Anthus sokokensis) in Zaraninge Forest. Funded by Conservation Leadership Programme. 2010