The recovery of Murchison Falls
OCTF seminar followed by drinks – all welcome – booking required
Michael Keigwin (Uganda Conservation Foundation) & Charles Tumwesigye (Uganda Wildlife Authority) will provide a fascinating and inspirational account of how Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park has experienced dramatically mixed fortunes, from international adoration to tragedy, and steadily back towards a conservation and development success story, thanks to their efforts.
Michael Keigwin is the Founding Trustee of UCF and a Director of UCU, the Ugandan operational arm of the Charity. He has a close and intimate knowledge of Uganda having spent 9 years living amongst the people whilst running his Elephant, Crops & People project which led to the formation of UCF. Michael has played a key role in enforcing ‘conservation in action’ and as Operative Trustee oversees and directs the project work in Uganda. Having worked in the UK as a Senior Consultant for Deloitte from 2009 Michael returned to live and establish a business in Uganda in November 2011.
Charles Tumwesigye was the proud winner of the 2013 National Geographic Society/Buffet Award for Leadership in African Conservation.
24 November 2017, 16:15 (Friday, 7th week, Michaelmas 2017)
Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Michael Keigwin (Uganda Conservation Foundation)
Oxford University Centre for the Environment
Jane Applegarth (University of Oxford, Oxford University Centre for the Environment)
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Professor Yadvinder Malhi (University of Oxford)
Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests