The Future of Conservation in Central and East Africa

The Future of Conservation in Central and East Africa

Location: Court Tree, 2nd Floor, 371 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Date: Tuesday, November 17th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Brighter Green is co-hosting an event with Lantern Books on conservation, development, and the protection of animals and local communities in Central and Eastern Africa with three experts in the field: Jean Kim Chaix, Josphat Ngonyo, and Ambassador Nehemiah Rotich. Attendees are invited to watch the documentary Virunga (available on Netflix) before the event.

About the Speakers:

Jean Kim Chaix (left) is the director of the Virunga Fund, which exists to support the conservation of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with a special emphasis on mountain gorilla conservation.

Josphat Ngonyo (center) is the founder and director of the Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW), with over 15 years experience in wildlife conservation. He is a past executive director for Youth for Conservation and member of the Global Task Force for Farm Animal Welfare and Trade, and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare editorial board.

Nehemiah Rotich (right) is the chair of ANAW’s board of directors and the former chair of the National Taskforce on Wildlife Crime. He has headed the Kenya Wildlife Service, been senior programme officer—United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and was the chief executive of the East African Wildlife Society.

Click here for the Facebook event that includes more details.