The IWRS will be held in Namibia for the first time, from Sept. 12 to 16 and will host delegates from 22 countries.
Van Hoven said the event will specifically be held in Windhoek as it has an ideal setting for such a conference and Namibia has an up and growing Wildlife Ranching Industry and has recently established an organization called “Wildlife Ranching Namibia” with Mike Bredenkamp as the president.
“Namibia has a well-organized tourism sector and many of the delegates plan to travel around the country as well,” he added.
Meanwhile,Van Hoven said the event will serve to emphasize the potential of wildlife in other regions of Africa and the world, to not only lead to the conservation of the natural environment, but also to contribute significantly to the welfare of indigenous and rural communities.
According to Van Hoven, one whole plenary session will focus on issues with Rhino and three parallel sessions will deal only with Buffalo during the symposium. Enditem
Source: Xinhua/News Ghana