Some positive news for African conservation and in particular Malawi this morning as Prince Harry is appointed the new President of African Parks!
Jules used to work in Malawi and is following with interest the recent work carried out by African Parks in Liwonde National Park and Majete Game Reserves, both of which are playing an important part in re-introducing animals to previously poached areas of Africa. Liwonde is home to the Black Rhino Project. (Above photo – Jules in Kenya 1999)
If you would like to visit Malawi (or other locations in Africa) and see first had the fantastic work that African Parks are contributing to contact us for a tailor made holiday quote on 01728 748209 or send an enquiry.
From African Parks Facebook page:
We are so very excited to share that Prince Harry has just been officially appointed the new President of African Parks! Prince Harry will be working with us in various capacities to further our mission in managing national parks on behalf of governments and in collaboration with local communities, and to advance wildlife conservation across Africa and around the globe. Prince Harry worked with us in Malawi in July of 2016, where he served as an integral part of our team in helping with “500 Elephants” – one of the largest elephant translocations in history – in this photo he is helping to translocate a rhinoceros. This breaking news was announced today during BBC Radio 4 “Today” Programme, which Prince Harry guest edited. The programme included issues he wished to shine a light on, including veterans, mental health and conservation. The segment featured African Parks, our work in Zakouma National Park in Chad where we have had tremendous gains in stopping elephant poaching, and an interview with our CEO Peter Fearnhead. Prince Harry is deeply passionate about protecting Africa’s wildlife and wild places, and it is a tremendous honour that he has chosen African Parks to solidify his commitment to conservation. Please join us in welcoming Prince Harry as our President, we are so pleased he has joined our team! For more information about Prince Harry’s involvement with African Parks, to read the press release and statement from Kensington Palace listen to the BBC News interview and to watch Prince Harry help us move 500 elephants, please visit www.african-parks.org/princeharry
Here is the full story on the African Parks website where you can also link to radio interviews and further information about the valuable work that the organisation carries out in Africa.
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