Instructor Name: Abera Hailu

College:  Agriculture and Natural Resource

Department: Wildlife and Ecotourism Management

Address:

                            Cell Phone Number: +251911012380

                          Institution e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            Biography:

My name is Abera Hailu. I have taken my first degree in Biology (Applied) from Addis Ababa University on 2000E.C. After completion of my degree, I joined Ethiopian Institute of Agriculture at Jimma agricultural research Center as Researcher (from Junior Researcher I to Associate researcher II) for seven years (June 2001 – August 2008E.C). Before that I graduated with Diploma in General Agriculture from Ambo College of Agriculture (1994E.C) and I worked as a Technical assistance in Self Help Development International Sodo project for three years. I graduated from Jimma University with MSc degree in Ecology and systematic Zoology and BSc degree in Civil Engineering 2007 E.C. Since September 2009, I am working as Lecture in the Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management, Wolkite University. I am participating on teaching, researches and delivering community services.

Research interest:

No

Research area

Detail explanation

1

Biodiversity

Ethiopia is rich in biodiversity resources with high endemism (flora and fauna). I am highly interest to contribute my own role in the conservation and sustainable utilization of these resources. Hence conducting a research and disseminating that information for the beneficiaries.

2

Ecology

Protected areas in Ethiopia are facing anthropogenic effect at alarming rate. These protected areas are refuges for biodiversity. Therefore, I am interested to investigate the root causes, and maintain the ecosystem. Studying urban and human ecology to create healthy ecosystem for human being.

3

Ecotourism

Natural and cultural ecotourism resources of Ethiopia are highly diversified. To benefit local people through community based ecotourism project development and other related tools.

 Publication

No

Article/journal publication name

Web link

1

Abera H., Delenasaw Y., and Argaw A., (2016). Evaluation of the Efficacy and Residual Activity of three Candidate Insecticide Formulations for Anopheles gambiae s.l. in Jimma Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia. Journal of Natural Sciences Research, 6(11):51-60.

 

www.iiste.org ISSN 2224-3186 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0921 (Online)

2

Abera H., and Kassa B., (2016). Determination of Bee Space and Cell Dimensions for Jimma Zone Honey bee Eco-Races (Apis malifera), Southwest Ethiopia. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 6( 9): 41-46.

 

www.iiste.orgISSN 2224-3208 (Paper) ISSN 2225-093X (Online)

3

Abera H., (2016). Assessment of Growth and Performance of Silk Worms (Bombyx mori L.) on Mulberry Leaves at Jimma, South West Ethiopia. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 6(9): 10-16.

 

www.iiste.orgISSN 2224-3208 (Paper) ISSN 2225-093X (Online)

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Abera H., (2016). Assessment of Growth and Performance of Silk Worms (Bombyx mori L.) on Mulberry Leaves at Jimma, South West Ethiopia. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 6(9): 10-16.

 

www.iiste.org ISSN 2224-3216 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0948 (Online)

 Instructor Name: Belete Tilahun Tefera

 College:  Agriculture and Natural Resource                                        

Department: Wildlife and Ecotourism Management

Address:

             Cell Phone Number: +251919125291

              Institution e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Biography:

I am Belete Tilahun. I have taken my first degree of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management from Mekelle University on 2011. After completion of my degree, I joined Mizan ATVET College. After 2 years work experience, I have entered to Hawassa University, Wondogenet College of Forestry and Natural Resource for MSc study and awarded the degree on the year 2014. Since 2015, I am working in the department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management, Wolkite University. During all these times, in addition to teaching I have conducted many researches and delivered community services in the area of wildlife and ecotourism.

Research interest:

No

Research area

Detail explanation

1

Wildlife Diversity

I am very interested  to discovering new species of mammals and birds  in Ethiopia.

2

Ecotourism

 I am very fascinated to investigate the opportunity and challenge of Ecotourism and benefit local people through community based ecotourism project development.

 Publication

No

Article/journal publication name

Web link

1

Belete Tilahun and Melese Merewa (2016). Assessment of large mammals’ potential in Tululujia Wildlife Reserve, Southwestern Ethiopia. International Journal of

Agricultural and Life Sciences, 2(4), 80-86.

Available online at: http://www.skyfox.co

2

Zenebe Ageru, Melese Merewa and Belete Tilahun (2017). The Current Status of Ecotourism Potentials and Challenges in Sheko District, South-Western Ethiopia. Journals of Hotel and Bussiness Manage 5: 143.

doi: 10.4172/2169-0286.1000143

3

Belete Tilahun, Kassahun Abie, Asalfew Feyisa, Alemneh Amare (2017). Attitude and Perceptions of Local Communities towards Gibe Sheleko National Park, Southwest Ethiopia.Agricultural and Resource Economics: International Scientific E-Journal. 3(2): 65-77.

http://are-journal.com/are/article/view/105

 NAME: KASSAHUN  ABIE  TEREFE

 COLLEGE:  AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCE

DEPARTMENT: WILDLIFE AND ECOTOURISM MANAGEMENT

ADDRESS:

                        Cell Phone Number: +251911856593

                        Institution e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           BIOGRAPHY

I am Kassahun Abie. I have taken my first degree in Wildlife and Ecotourism Management from Hawassa University on 2009. Immediate to completion of my degree, I joined Madda Walabu University department of Ecotourism and Biodiversity Conservation as instructor. After 2 years of work experience, I have entered to Addis Ababa University for MSc degree (Ecology) and awarded the degree on the year 2013. Then after, I return back to Madda Walabu University and served as a lecture, researcher and head of the department. Since 2015, I am working in Wolkite University, Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management. During all these times, in addition to teaching I have conducted many researches and delivered community services in the area of wildlife, protected areas, local community, and ecotourism.

RESEARCH INTEREST

No

Research area

Detail explanation

1

Wildlife

Ethiopia is rich in wildlife resources with high endemism. I am highly interest to contribute my own role in the conservation and sustainable utilization of these resources. Hence conducting a research and determine the way forward is my priority.

2

Ecology

Protected areas in Ethiopia are facing anthropogenic effect at alarming rate. These protected areas are refuges for wild animals. Therefore, I am interested to investigate the root causes, and maintain the ecology of wild animals.

3

Ecotourism

Natural and cultural ecotourism resources of Ethiopia are highly diversified. But, the local communities are not benefited as to the expected level. So I am so interested to benefit local people through community based ecotourism project development and other related tools.

 PUBLICATION

No

Article/journal publication name

Web link

1

Kassahun Abie, Afework Bekele and Addisu Mekonen(2017). Daily Activity, Feeding Ecology, and Habitat Association of Gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada) around Debre-Libanos, Northwest Shewa Zone, Ethiopia. International Journal of Biodiversity Conservation and Management. 9(6):232-238.

http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/IJBC/how-to-cite-article/CDFE87664385

2

Kassahun Abie and Afework Bekele (2017). Population estimate, group size and age structure of the gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada) around Debre-Libanos, northwest shewa zone, Ethiopia. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research: Biological Science. 17(1):27-33.

https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/1978

3

Alemayehu Wudneh, Adbunasir Yenus and Kassahun Abie (2017). Impact of Intensive Farming Practice on Water Resources: Implication for Human and Livestock Drinking, Sinana District, South East Ethiopia. Journal of Hydrogeology and Hydrologic engineering. 6(1): 165-172.

https://www.scitechnol.com/ArchiveJHHE/jhhearchive.php?month=March&year=2017&journal=JHHE

 

4

Belete Tilahun, Kassahun Abie, Asalfew Feyisa, Alemneh Amare (2017). Attitude and Perceptions of Local Communities towards Gibe Sheleko National Park, Southwest Ethiopia.Agricultural and Resource Economics: International Scientific E-Journal. 3(2): 65-77.

http://are-journal.com/are/article/view/105

5

Ensermu Kebebew, and Kassahun Abie. (2017). Population status, group size, and threat to Boutourlini’s Blue Monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis boutourlinii) in Jibat Forest, Ethiopia. Journal of Ecosystem and Ecography. 7(2):1-6.

https://www.omicsonline.org/ecosystem-ecography.php

 

6

Kassahun Abie and Afework Bekele (2016). Threats to Gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada) around Debre-Libanos, Northwest Shewa Zone, Ethiopia. International Journal of Biodiversity Conservation. 2016:1-7.

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijbd/2016/3405717/

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Israel Petros, Kassahun Abie, and Birhanu Esubalew. (2016).Threats, opportunitiesand community perception in Bale Mountains National Park, a case of Dinsho District, Ethiopia. International Research Journal of Biological Sciences. 5(4), 6-13.

http://www.isca.in/IJBS/Archive/v5/i4/2.ISCA-IRJBS-2016-019.php

 Instructor name:  Mebrat Teklemariam Gebrekidan

College: Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department: Wildlife and Eco-tourism management

Address: Wolkite University

Cell phone number: +251913975312

Institution e-mail:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Instructor  Biography

Mebrat Teklemariam was born in 1986 from her father Ato Teklemarian Gebrekidan and her mother W/ro Mana Kahsay in Adigrat, Eastern Tigray, Ethiopia. She attained primary school at Ahzera, Junior School at Bizet, Secondary and preparatory school at Agazi Comprehensive secondary school. After successfully passing the higher education entrance exam, she joined Mekelle University, Northern Ethiopia in 2006. After successful completion of her course works in Mekelle University, she was awarded with B.Sc. degree in Animal, Range land and Wildlife Science in July 2008. She was employed at Samara University, North eastern Ethiopia as Graduate Assistant for two years. In September 2010, she joined Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Hawassa University, Southern Ethiopia.  After successful completion of her study in Hawassa University, she was awarded a Master’s degree in Wildlife Management in Nov 2012. Since Nov. 2012 –June 2017 she worked at Samara University as a lecturer. She is an employee of Welkite University, Central Ethiopia starting July 2017.

Research interest:-

No

Research area

Detail explanation

1

Wildlife  Management  

The research focuses on determining wildlife species diversity, abundance and distribution as well as identifying challenges and prospects of wildlife and their conservation issues. 

Articles/journal/book/chapter publication

No

Articles/journal/book/chapter name

Web link

1

Teklemariam M. and Verma A. 2013. Communal Roosts of African White backed Gyps africanus and Hooded Vultures Necrosyrtes monachus in Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Southern Ethiopia. Vulture News, 67: 1-16.

 

Ongoing research/community /project

No

Ongoing research/community/project name

Detail explanation (maximum 50 word)

Working area and date of completion

Remark

 

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 Instructor name: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kidane  

 College:  Agriculture and Natural resource

Department: Wildlife and Ecotourism Management

Address:-

             Cell phone number: +251 925 0708

              Institution e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Instructor biography: - maximum 200 word

Research interest:-

No

Research area

Detail explanation

1

Birds

I have good experience on birds related research  

2

Wildlife

I am so interested to do any wildlife associated research in Ethiopia

 Ongoing research/community/project

No

Ongoing research/community/project name

 

Detail explanation(maximum 50 word)

Working area and date of completion

 

Remark

1

Species diversity and abundance of wetland birds in Are’kite Lake

Its concept note is already submitted

Are’kit Lake,

August, 2018

 

 Instructor name: Yiblet Dagnachew Gizaw                             

College:  Agriculture and Natural resource

Department: Wildlife and Ecotourism Management

Address:-

                        Cell phone number: +251 912882717

                         Institution e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

        Autobiography of Yiblet   

My name is Yiblet Dagnachew. I was born in December 1991 from my father Dagnachew Gizaw and My mother Tigist G/Yes in Yashura and Yewarbiya Kebele, Edga Woreda, Gurage zone, Ethiopia. I secured my BSC from Arbaminch University while I took my MSC degree from a joint program delivered between Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar University in collaboration with Ethiopian institute of agricultural research in 2017.    

Research interest

No

Research area

Detail explanation

1

Wetlands

Researches related with the role of wetland to the ecosystem, cause of wetland degradation, consequences of wetland degradation on the ecosystem and management option to tackle their degradation are my core areas of interest.

2

Aquatic biodiversity

It is also my great interest to conduct research on human induced factors that affect water resources of the country which in turn have adverse impact on the biodiversity that is supported by the system.

3

Aquaculture

I am pleased to conduct researches on aquatic organisms particularly on fishes which have tremendous potential in captivity and thereby provide opportunity to ensure food security.

 

 

 

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