Building Wildlife Economies


Building Transformative and Sustainable Wildlife Economies across Africa

Oxford & Cambridge

United Kingdom

The Division for Development and Alumni Relations at Stellenbosch University invites you and your partner to join us at either of our upcoming alumni events at Oxford or Cambridge, where we will be joined by Dr Francis Vorhies of the Africa Wildlife Economy Institute (AWEI) at Stellenbosch University for an exciting and interesting conversation around:

Building Transformative and Sustainable Wildlife Economies across Africa

Africa's wildlife is under threat from persistent rural poverty and rising urban prosperity in the face of systemic shortcomings in governance and management. Wildlife habitats are threatened by desertification, degradation, and conversion to other land uses such as crop farming and cattle ranching. If Africa's wildlife is to be conserved it must be recognised and governed as the unique and valuable asset that it is, and it must be managed for the benefit of Africa's people.

Sustainable and inclusive wildlife economies are critical to aligning wildlife conservation with economic development in Africa. The wildlife economy – i.e., the sustainable use of wildlife for human benefit – includes foraging, fishing, hunting, viewing of wildlife, and the complex global value chains generated by these uses.

Come and listen to how sustainable and inclusive use of wildlife can be the key to restoring and maintaining landscapes across Africa, which can then deliver biodiversity conservation, climate resilience, improved livelihoods, and enhanced community well-being.

We are pleased to confirm that our Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Wim de Villiers will be in attendance too.



Event details at Oxford

Date: Wed 14 Sep 2022

Time: 18:30

Venue: St Aldates Tavern, The Blue Room, 108 St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BU

RSVP: Please RSVP to Darryn Havenga 

Event details at Cambridge

Date: Thu 15 Sep 2022

Time: 18:30

Venue: The Pitt Building, The Darwin Room, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP

RSVP: Please RSVP to Darryn Havenga 


Cost: We ask that each attendee donate £20 towards our Bridge the Gap Annual Fund that supports various student initiatives across campus to improve the lives of financially disadvantaged students and ensure success in their academic achievements.

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