Tusk Conservation Lecture 2017

A New Dawn

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.

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Michael Keigwin and Rangers


Murchison Fall National Park, Uganda  - ‘A New Dawn’

Five years ago, Murchison’s wildlife was in the grip of a poaching crisis and the park was being threatened by oil extraction. It was at this time that Michael received a call from his close friends Charles and Tom Okello (Chief Park Warden of Murchison Falls) with a very clear message: ‘Resign from your job at Deloitte in London and come home. Murchison is in dire trouble and desperately needs help.’

Having raised some much-needed funds, the three of them rolled up their sleeves and began tackling problem after problem, with the Uganda Conservation Foundation playing a vital role in administering funds and providing supporting services to a motivated and dedicated Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Through grit and determination they are turning the tide. One of Africa’s most spectacular and important protected areas is gradually making a comeback, with wildlife and tourism rebounding quickly. This is a story of hope; of how it is possible to take on challenges, face limitations, and find solutions. It is not to be missed!

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Murchison Falls National Park

Tusk would like to thank Artemis Investment Management LLP for its generous sponsorship of this event, and Painted Wolf Wines for supplying the drinks.


Ticket Prices:

Lecture Only: £15.00 + Eventbrite Booking Fee of £1.48 (£16.48)
Lecture + Reception (Drinks & Canapes): £35:00 + Eventbrite Booking Fee of £2.58 (£37.58)

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Doors open at 6:00pm - Lecture commences at 6:45pm - Reception 8-9pm

Please call the Tusk Office on: (01747) 831005 if you require any further information. If you would prefer to pay by cheque please make it payable to Tusk Trading Ltd and send to Tusk Trust, 4 Cheapside House, High Street, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4AA.

 

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