Roger Wheater

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Professor Roger Wheateris the former president of the Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Director of Edinburgh Zoo and is a former game warden for the Murchison Falls National Park in 1961, he had left when Idi Amin took over 10 years later. [1][2]

In October 2008: "The former head of Uganda National Parks, Professor Roger Wheater, hasf been appointed chairman of the Gorilla Organisation. Professor Wheater brings tremendous knowledge and experience to the role. After 10 years in Africa, reaching the position of director of Uganda National Parks in 1969, he became director of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland – a post he held for 26 years. Although now ostensibly retired, Roger Wheater continues to be president of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, is on the board of Dynamic Earth and holds fellowships and honorary university positions too numerous to list.

"In addition to his irrefutable experience, Roger Wheater has been a trustee of the Gorilla Organisation since 1993. During this time he has supported the organisation through a number of turbulent times in Africa’s history, including the genocide in Rwanda and DR Congo’s civil war. He has also influenced the organisation’s award-winning community conservation programme, which celebrated 10 years of success in 2006, and played a pivotal role when the organisation re-branded from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Europe to the Gorilla Organisation, as it is known today...

"Professor Wheater takes over from Martin Hancock, who held the position of chairman for 12 months. Hancock was obliged to resign as Chairman for reasons of ill-health in his family." [1]

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