UNH Speakers Bureau

Tanzania - The Maasai and A Changing World

 

Program Description:

The Maasai of Tanzania and Kenya are well known for their herding and livestock. However, in some areas the land squeeze is changing the way the Maasai live on the land, and the wildlife they share the land with.


Speaker:

Drew Conroy

Dr. Drew Conroy was raised on a small dairy and livestock farm in New Hampshire. He holds a B.S. Degree in Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire, a Masters Degree in Agriculture from Northwest Missouri State University, and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from UNH. Broadly trained in agriculture Professor Conroy teaches Animal and Dairy Science courses at the University of New Hampshire. He frequently lectures in Environmental Conservation and Anthropology courses and has also taught a course called Environment and Society. He is a registered professional animal scientist for beef cattle and dairy cattle, and is one of the foremost authorities on draft oxen in North America. He has written three books, nearly 100 hundred articles, produced 5 educational videos, been featured in 2 major motion pictures, consulted for numerous television stations assisting with documentaries on draft animals. In addition, he has conducted workshops all over the world on the subject of ox training, yoking and using oxen in both historic and contemporary settings. Professor Conroy conducts primarily field research in Eastern and Southern Africa. His work has most recently been with farmers and livestock herders facing challenges from Land Use Change and Wildlife conflicts in Tanzania, Uganda and Namibia.

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