Prince Harry to assist job creation in Zambia by boosting elephant population
Britain’s Prince Harry has offered Zambia support with increasing the country’s dwindling elephant population.
As president of animal conservation charity African Parks, Harry offered to bring elephants from neighbouring Botswana to create jobs, especially for the youth.
“Prince Harry told the president during closed-door talks that African Parks will help move between 500 and 1,000 elephants from Botswana into Zambia’s Kafue National Park,” Lungu’s spokesman Amos Chanda said.
During his two-day working recently, the Duke of Sussex, 34, was received at the Lusaka airport by dignitaries and colourfully-dressed traditional dancers, and later held a closed-door meeting with Zambian President Edgar Lungu and his ministers.
African Parks manages national parks on behalf of governments to help protect animals targeted by poachers, including elephants and rhino.
Botswana has the highest population of elephants in Africa, while Zambia struggles to pull in the same crowds to its more rundown safari parks.
Harry is a frequent visitor to southern Africa for his conservation work and holidays. Harry and Meghan have enjoyed romantic getaways together in Botswana.
Also recently, the royal couple visited Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga on their first official tour since marrying in Zambia by boosting elephant population 2018.
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