Monday, June 2, 2008

Who We Are


Ornithologist Malcolm Wilson (born UK, 1961) has been living and working in Africa for many years. He is the head of African Affinity, formed in 2005. Currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, he travels monthly throughout the continent.

Malcolm is an expert guide with personal contacts in countries throughout Africa. He is not only knowledgeable about birds, wildlife and plants but also thoroughly prepared to handle any situation that may arise.

Malcolm specialises in avi-tourism and primates, ringing/banding schemes, and training. He also conducts Environmental Impact Assessments. He has a BTO Trainer’s License (British Trust for Ornithology). He has ringed over 600 species on three continents.

Malcolm lived in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, for eight years. He established Uganda’s first bird observatory and served as its Warden. He also initiated the first nationwide bird guide-training programme, which enabled the country to become a world-class bird-watching destination.

He is known in his field for contributing articles to journals and magazines, and he is often contacted by researchers visiting Africa. He has strong working relationships with conservation organisations such as the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and the administrators of national parks in many countries, such as the Jane Goodall Institute.

1 comment:

Philippa @ Oak Grove Farm said...

Hi Malcolm,

Lovely to see you online in the blogging community. I trust we may somehow get you involved with marketing your company at the Stanford Glendower Bird Fair. Would you be interested in attending as a speaker? I am sure you have a wonderful slide presentation!
I look forward to meeting you one day! :)