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President Hage Geingob of Namibia has kindly agreed to become an honorary patron of Peace Parks Foundation. This follows on a meeting between President Geingob and Peace Parks Foundation vice-chairman and former president of Mozambique, Mr Joaquim Chissano, on 4 February 2016.
In accepting the invitation to become an honorary patron, President Geingob said that he supported the initiative to develop the region’s transfrontier conservation areas. He also said that Peace Parks Foundation will play a significant role in the management of the region’s diverse and unique wildlife, and in contributing to the greater objective of regional integration in the Southern African Development Community.
CEO of Peace Parks Foundation, Mr Werner Myburgh said: “Peace Parks Foundation is deeply honoured by President Geingob’s acceptance to become an honorary patron. Namibia is partner to the /Ai /Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, the Iona-Skeleton Coast TFCA and the Kavango Zambezi TFCA. Namibia has an exemplary record in conservation and is a leader in communal conservation, where local people control natural resources. Namibia is also the first and only country to have its entire coastline protected through a national parks network.”
Peace Parks Foundation has eight more honorary patrons: President José Eduardo dos Santos of Angola, President Lt Gen. Seretse KI Khama of Botswana, His Majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho, His Majesty King Mswati III of Swaziland, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, President Peter Mutharika of Malawi, President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.