Brian Huntley standing beside a Welwitschia in the Angolan province of Namibe which is probably over 2000 years old - making it the oldest plant in Africa.

Wildlife, wild places and wild times in Angola! – 1970 to 2011. The Angola Field Group invites you to a presentation Thursday, December 15, at 8:00 PM at the Viking Club with renowned conservation scientist Dr. Brian Huntley, one of the fathers of Angolan ecology. He will present an illustrated talk on the rise, fall, and hopefully, resurrection of wildlife conservation in Angola.

Brian Huntley first visited Angola in 1970 and returned with his young wife to spend four years (1971-1975) surveying the entire country as wildlife ecologist for the then Reparticao tecnica da Fauna. After leaving the country in a column of 10,000 refugees in August 1975, he has made repeated visits to Angola from 1992 to the present. Before retirement in 2009, Professor Huntley was, for 20 years, Chief Executive of the South African National Biodiversity Institute, based at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town. He is currently a consultant to various international organisations such as UNEP, UNDP, UNESCO, etc. (Scroll down to previous posting for more details.)

Everybody is welcome to attend the presentation which will be in English. In close cooperation with the Viking Club, this event is offered free of charge. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are sold at the bar, coupons must be purchased. The Viking Bar opens at 7:30 PM.  If you would like to have a map showing the location of the Club, click here. The Viking Club is on the main floor of Predio Maianaga, Rua Marien N”Guabi, No 118, across the street from the new Panela de Barra restaurant.