Wildlife Park Pioneer

On April 13, 1909, wildlife conservationist Mervyn Hugh Cowie was born in Nairobi. He pioneered wildlife protection in East Africa.

After lobbying and pressing governments to take action, Cowie helped form and administer wildlife parks and refuges that include Kenya’s Nairobi National Park, present-day Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, and Uganda’s Murchison Falls and the Queen Elizabeth National Parks.

Cowie also campaigned to ensure these parks were adequately financed, effectively operated, and protected as much as possible from the activities of poachers.


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