Dr Lovemore Sibanda
I attained my doctorate at the University of Oxford in 2020, my doctoral thesis evaluated the effectiveness of a community-based intervention programme in mitigating conflict between humans and lions in northwestern Zimbabwe. I am fascinated by a lot of things and my research interests span a wide range of topics, from carnivore conservation to human-wildlife conflict.
Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow with the Morally Contested Conservation (MCC) Research Group led by Dr. Darragh Hare. My role in this project, amongst other things, is to assist research students with fieldwork design, data collection, and analysis.
Sibanda, L., van der Meer, E., Hughes, C., Macdonald, E. A., Hunt, J. E., Parry, R. H., . . . Loveridge, A. J. (2020). Exploring Perceptions of Subsistence Farmers in Northwestern Zimbabwe Towards the African Lion (Panthera leo) in the Context of Local Conservation Actions. African Journal of Wildlife Research, 50(1), 102-118. doi:10.3957/056.050.0102
Sibanda, L., van der Meer, E., Johnson, P. J., Hughes, C., Dlodlo, B., Parry, R. H., . . . Loveridge, A. J. (2020). Evaluating the effects of a conservation intervention on rural farmers’ attitudes toward lions. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Online. doi:10.1080/10871209.2020.1850933
Sibanda, L., Johnson, P., Van der Meer, E., Hughes, C., Dlodlo, B., Mathe, L., Loveridge, A. (2021). Effectiveness of community-based livestock protection strategies: A case study of human–lion conflict mitigation. Oryx, 1-9. doi:10.1017/S0030605321000302
Sibanda, L., Hughes, C., Van der Meer, E., Macdonald D.W., Loveridge, A.J (2021). Identifying barriers to the uptake of innovative solutions. A case study with lions in Zimbabwe. Carnivore Damage Prevention News (22), 19-31