University of Vermont

Marsh Professor to Lecture on Wildlife and Food Security in Africa

South African wildlife scientist Wouter van Hoven will return to campus Monday, Jan. 28 as part of his tenure as a James Marsh Professor-at-Large -- a program that designates field leaders with international distinction as non-resident faculty who visit campus periodically to hold lectures, seminars, faculty workshops and more.

Van Hoven, director of the Center for Wildlife Management and professor of wildlife management at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, will speak on "Wildlife and Other Aspects of Food Security in Africa." The lecture, free and open to the public, will take place at noon in the Davis Center's Sugar Maple Ballroom.

Van Hoven is an accomplished scholar in the areas of wildlife management and the African landscape. He is also a founder of the Noah’s Ark Project in Africa, an organization responsible for the repopulation of large animals in areas devastated by drought, war or poachers.

Read more about the James Marsh Professors-at-Large Program.