This week, The Duke of Sussex released a joint op-ed with Senator Chris Coons and former Prime Minister of Ethiopia H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe, urging the international community to better care for the planet and its people by learning from and supporting Africa’s communities.
The group presented a new conservation strategy designed by African Parks that is led locally, prioritizes human development, bridges the public and private sectors and incentivizes funding models that combine resources in a shared approach.
“When protected and conserved areas are managed in partnership with the people who live around and benefit from those areas, there is a positive spiral. Wildlife flourishes, as do local economies, and regions become better protected from violence and extremism. Further, paying into the health and security of protected areas supports the collective health and security of every human being. A significant amount of carbon is stored in tropical forests, savannas, coral reefs, and tidal marshes – rather than in the atmosphere.” – Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, President of African Parks
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