Tim Davenport is an award-winning conservationist and formerly the Director of Species Conservation and Science (Africa) with WCS. He has worked across the African continent and is involved in all aspects of conservation from research and monitoring, protected area management, and community conservation to education, law enforcement, and trade. He has described a dozen new species to science including the kipunji and Matilda's viper, and helped set up 12 new reserves and parks. He now works for Re:wild/DiCaprio and is also the Focal Point for Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Eastern Africa. He lives in Tanzania.