FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13th, 2018
Kampala, Uganda – The African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) is being held in Kampala, Uganda from November 13-16, 2018. This marks the 16th meeting of African governments, professional hunting associations, community-based sustainable use organizations, and wildlife management experts. This year’s AWCF will be our first in Uganda and is the first time Botswana will be attending since 2014.
This year’s African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) will focus on African lions and leopards, elephants and rhinos and will feature a research presentation about lion surveys in Tanzania and sustainable hunting practices in central Uganda. Community-based conservation approaches will also be highlighted in the Community Benefits of Hunting discussion featuring IUCN SULi members as well as the CAMPFIRE program in Zimbabwe, the NACSO community-based management system in Namibia, and community wildlife managers from Tanzania.
AWCF will close with an optional field trip for attendees to the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center sponsored by the Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities and the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Field trips serve to not only reinforce bonds between attendees and encourage cooperation. They offer a chance for guests to witness sustainable-use and community-based conservation efforts.
SCI Foundation is honored to co-host this meeting with the Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities. We are thrilled to see participation from nine African nations as well as the United States and the European Union. We expect a productive meeting that will further the longstanding relationship between conservation and sustainable use in Africa.
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