Dr. Ogada talked about the challenges that “dog” African conservation and how they are perceived. He explored the origins of the sector in Kenya and look at how those origins have contributed to its current difficulties. Dr. Ogada discussed the colonial links of conservation structures and how these have persisted in conservation biology, practice, consumptive use of African wildlife, and how they are perpetuated by the media and funders of conservation. This includes the continuous foreign “hegemony” in African conservation study and practice and how the attitude of Africans perpetuates this.
In addition to the slide presentation below, the talk includes a link to the audio-visual recording here.