Feb 13

Presenting vEco’s first blogger: Mark O!

My name is Mark Olokotum alias Mark O! I am the main photographer and tour guide for apapers.org in Uganda, and will be bringing vEco content from East Africa as well as presenting vEco materials to local communities. I invite you to “Be part of the conversation and conservation”!

Mark OI hold a BSc in Fisheries and Aquaculture from Makerere University, Uganda, and am currently studying for an MSc in Zoology/Fisheries Science, Conservation and Management, and worked on the Persistence of the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell) in Lake Wamala, Uganda,under a changing climate. Currently, I am a Research Assistant at the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI), as well as a vEcotourism assistant for Jackson Efitre. I am passionate about biodiversity conservation and in the future I would love to be a nature journalist. I hope to explore alternative solutions to problems and have an open mind about what will work best and therefore have high expectations from my work.

I think vEco technology has great potential and will have long term contributions to my career in biodiversity conservation. Lots of people want to conserve and this is a great chance for them to experience wild areas through vEcotourism!

I look forward to sharing my vEco adventures and panoramas with you over the coming months as I visit ecologically and culturally sensitive areas of Uganda. If you’d like to get in touch with me, write to

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