In this episode, we speak with Richard Vigne. Richard is the first Executive Director of the School of Wildlife Conservation, located at The African Leadership College (ALC) in Kigali, Rwanda.
The School of Wildlife Conservation has a very unique approach to conservation – what it calls the business of conservation. Which is about creating and maintaining economic incentives for the sustainable utilization of wild resources and removing economic incentives which drive unsustainable use.
We cover this thought-provoking topic in more detail during the conversation with Richard.
Previously, Richard was the CEO of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and one of the most successful enterprises in Africa. He was born and brought up in Kenya and has more than 20 years of experience in conservation.