Monthly Talk 7th October

TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF WORKING IN AFRICA

SPEAKER: Jenny Bowen

In this talk Jenny will go through her highs and lows of working in southern Africa over the last 12 years. She is still amazed at how things work and don’t.

The talk will include some stunning photographs and weird and wonderful facts about specific wildlife. It will be peppered with amusing and anecdotal stories, including being chased by a hippo which she was trying to feed!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Jenny Bowen's first job, after graduating as an ecologist, was in Africa – little did she know the importance of this on her life.

As the permanent ecologist for Raleigh International in Zimbabwe she set up numerous conservation projects, managed hundreds of volunteers, collated scientific data and wrote many reports. Since Zimbabwe, Jenny has led expeditions to Africa as well as other far flung places, worked for a game capture unit in South Africa and set up conservation and community projects in Eswatini.