Guest Speaker Nickson Parmisa

  •  September 26, 2017
     4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Africa Center at CSU
This event is located at Colorado State University, Lory Student Center, Grey Rock Room 290

Nickson Parmisa, Maasai Junior Elder and Assistant Chief, Machakos County, Kenya, is the founder of the Naretunoi Community Conservancy where he has worked with many local and international organizations on pastoralism and conservation issues. As a Maasai pastoralist, Mr. Parmisa plays an integral role in conserving the iconic megafauna of East Africa, particularly lions. Mr. Parmisa straddles two worlds; bringing together traditional herding practices and modern wildlife conservation sciences to cope with habitat fragmentation as a result of a global trend in shifting land tenure. Mr. Parmisa is a link between government and local community, through disseminating government policies to local people. As an active member of Friends of Nairobi National Park, he has been involved in the Identification of Nairobi National Park lions. Mr. Parmisa believes in promoting the peaceful co-existence of wildlife and community as well as championing the rights of indigenous communities.

Nickson Parmisa graduated from the East Africa School of Theology with a degree in criminology and security studies. He also has diploma in tourism administration. In his lecture, he will discuss the need for landscape scale approaches to managing wildlife with large home ranges extending beyond the political borders of national parks and protected area.

This event is open to the public.
No RSVP required, for more information visit their website.