Sabuhoro, Edwin

Sabuhoro, Edwin
Assistant Professor
Penn State University
806 Donald H. Ford Building University Park, PA 16802

Edwin Sabuhoro grew up in East Africa (Uganda and Rwanda). He earned his bachelor's degree in Law from the National University of Rwanda and a master's degree in Conservation and Tourism from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom. He holds a Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management from Clemson University, South Carolina, in the U.S. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, and the African Studies Program at the Pennsylvania State University.His work is focused mainly on human-wildlife co-existence and the impacts of tourism on household livelihoods of indigenous people and biodiversity conservation. In particular, he leads community outreach programs that engage wildlife poachers to participate in community development and conservation programs adjacent to the Mountain Gorilla's Virunga Transboundary Landscape (Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo).In 2008, Edwin received the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)/World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Young Conservationist of the Year Award, the United Nations-Great Apes Survival Partnership-Ian Redmond Conservation Award in 2015, and the eChievement Award in 2016. He was selected and invited by President Obama to participate in the 2010 Young African Leaders Forum in Washington, D.C. His integrated conservation and community development work in Rwanda was featured on the 2015 CNN African Voices, and he was recognized among the 2015 CNN Heroes.