Uganda’s Patrick Agaba wins 2019 David Shepherd Conservation Award

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Patrick Agaba helping install lion collars in Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA).
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Baluku Geoffrey

After an exciting online poll, that closed on Friday 18th October 2019, the winner of this year’s ‘David Shepherd Conservation Award’ has been announced as Patrick Agaba, the Projects Manager at Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF).

He was among five short-listed finalists nominated for the award by the DSWF funded projects they work for.

Patrick Agaba, Conservation Champion

Agaba who has been with UCF for the last 14 years, is one of the key points persons behind all the successes in supporting Uganda Wildlife Authority to recover Murchison Falls National Park.

His dedication, hard work, integrity and loyalty have helped UCF achieve so much. He has helped forge relationships with rangers, park management, local communities and helped reduce human wildlife conflict, as well as turn ex-poaching groups into park allies.

The David Shepherd Conservation Award was launched in 2017 in memory of the Foundation Founder, David, to commend remarkable contributions to conservation.

Patrick will receive a specially designed award trophy plus an iconic David Shepherd print. UCF where Patrick works will also receive £1,000, kindly supported by Helen Clifford in memory of her father who loved David’s work and was passionate about wildlife.

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