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.
Date: 24 November 2017, 16:15 (Friday, 7th week, Michaelmas 2017)
Venue: Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Venue Details: Herbertson Room
Speaker: Michael Keigwin (Uganda Conservation Foundation)
Organising department: Oxford University Centre for the Environment
Organiser: Jane Applegarth (University of Oxford, Oxford University Centre for the Environment)
Organiser contact email address: jane.applegarth@eci.ox.ac.uk
Host: Professor Yadvinder Malhi (University of Oxford)
Part of: Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests
Topics: Wildlife conservationists
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://bookwhen.com/octf
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Jane Applegarth