Welcome to my website. This is how I hope to communicate with current colleagues and future clients when I leave Fauna & Flora International in August 2014
I have been with FFI since 2002. Based initially in Vietnam and then on the island of Bali in Indonesia, I spent 10 years travelling widely in Asia to support a diverse programme of conservation projects. I have spent the past three years back in my home village of Forest Row in southern England. Prior to my decade in Asia I lived in Uganda’s Lake Mburo National Park where I spent 10 years working with communities and the park’s managers. And prior to that I worked in several African countries looking at the links between communities and conservation areas.
Working for conservation NGOs has therefore been a major part of my working life. The idea of working for myself is an exciting one. I know it will be challenging and there is much I will have to learn, but I hope it will allow me to follow my passions and particular perspectives on conservation more directly.
I have visited many beautiful places over the past 30 years and even lived in some of them. I have been fortunate in my work. I plan to use this page to tell some of my stories and show some of my photos. I also hope to writing about my perspectives on conservation which I hope will be of interest.
I will welcome comments on my future weblogs but in the meantime would welcome any comments or suggestions you might have about my website.
Here is a picture of me taken while climbing the Rwenzori Mountains in 1981 during my first year in Africa. I probably had more experiences in that year than in all the ones that followed, at least is sometimes seems like that.
Here is a photo taken by the photographer Connie Bransilver of me in my tent in Lake Mburo National Park sometime in the 1990s. I lived in that tent on and off for 10 years and was never more comfortable
Welcome to My website
21/5/2014 06:20:37 am
Congratulations on yourendeavor Mark! Starting of with the Ik and Kidepo isn't easy due to the polarized nature of our very limited information over the years about the place, the authenticity of Turnbull's assertions, the horro in thinking thru at perhaps this national park was contributing to a totally bizarre ethnocide of sorts among a people few had ever heard of. I myself once did a talk as an undergrad comparing the Mountain People to the Marquis de Sade's Philosophy in the Bedroom, making the point that sadism could be equally found in fancy French boudroirs or remote mountain scapes no one had heard of, with the main driver being people operating under strange cultura codes and taking things to te limit.
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