Dr Benson Okita-Ouma, PhD., MBS, Board Member. Ben holds a BA degree in wildlife management from Moi University, Kenya; M.Sc degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom, and a Ph.D. in Resource Ecology from the Wageningen University in the Netherlands where he studied density dependence reproductive performance in black rhino. He previously worked with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) for 18 years rising to the position of Senior Scientist and National Rhino for 9 years and later acted as the head of Conservation Programmes. Okita is the current co-chair of the IUCN-SSC-African Rhino Specialist Group and has been a member since 2003. Ben is a member of the editorial board of the Pachyderm Journal. In 2008, the former President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya, conferred on him the highest National accolade, the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) for his distinguished service to the nation.