Assistant Lecturer: Forestry and Wildlife Management

Specialization: Parks and Protected area management

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My background is in Conservation biology.  I use the concept of social carrying capacity to address challenges in protected areas. I have done research on large browsing ungulates as well as in conservation planning and in setting up of sustainable tourism programs in the Maasai Mara ecosystem that include wildlife conservancies and responsible nature guiding.

I have 8 years of teaching experience concentration areas being wildlife based tourism and the social aspects of protected area use, conservation and management.

My research interests include community based conservation, modeling visitor use of parks and park , protected areas and local community interactions. 

I am currently working with the local community in Maasai Mara to stabilize the population of cheetahs in the ecosystem on a program called Cheetah For Ever

Am pursuing my PhD in Parks, recreation and tourism management at Clemson University (US). Am investigating social indicator variables that can be used to develop threshold for use in savanna based ecosystems.

Outside academics, I like climbing mountains, the thrill of outdoor camping, an ardent arsenal fun, I love nicely roasted goat ribs and a giant cocacola to go.


  • M. (1997) Bird diversity of Saiwa Swamp National Park during the onset of rains. Unpublished B.Sc thesis, Moi University , Kenya
  • Nabaala, M (2001) Browse Pressure on woody plant resources in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Unpublished Msc Thesis. University of Kent at Canterburry (UK)
  • Nabaala, M and Backman, K (under review) An assessment of Tourism and Local Community interaction in the Amboseli region, Kenya. Journal of Ecotourism.
  • Walpole, MJ, Nabaala, M and Matankory, C (2004). Status of the Mara woodlands in Kenya. African Journal of Ecology 42, 180-188.



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