PhD student, Department of War Studies, King's College London.
Richard loves the natural world, in particular in Eastern and Southern Africa. His research focuses on wildlife conservation in warzones, which has taken him to the Congo to find out more about the gorillas and the guerrillas in that country, as well as to South Africa and India.
Richard will speak about his experiences with wildlife conservation in warzones. This talk focuses on his time in the Democratic Republic of Congo working on and researching gorilla conservation in that country and neighbouring Rwanda. He will talk about the magical experiences of visiting the gorillas, the difficulties of protecting them and getting tourists to visit in what remains an insecure country, and how he has combined all these aspects into a board game for people to play and try their hand at protecting an endangered species.
Tunza Games - download the board game Conservation Crisis