Ian Craig, founder of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (LWC) in northern Kenya, will discuss how he believes wildlife conservation can spawn development in East Africa. In 1995, Craig turned his more than 40,000-acre cattle ranch on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya into a conservancy with a mandate to protect the wildlife of of the area. Today, LWC is home to more than 25 percent of the world’s threatened Grevy’s zebra population, 31 indigenous black rhino and 30 white rhino along with other native animals.
LWC works as a catalyst for wildlife conservation through the protection and management of species and their habitat, the initiation and support of community conservation and the education of neighboring communities in the value of wildlife.
WHEN: Monday, September 28, 2009 – 6-7 P.M.
WHERE: University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service – Sturgis Hall (1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock 72202)
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