African Parks oversees the largest amount of protected land for any NGO in Africa
San Clemente, Calif.—January 8, 2018—Elephant Cooperation, dedicated to saving elephants and helping children, today congratulated His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales as the newly-appointed President of African Parks, an NGO dedicated to the protection and preservation of wildlife throughout Africa.
Rapidly declining populations of elephants and other threatened species is a dire issue in Africa, due to poaching and poverty, and requires deep commitment, financial aid and world-wide attention in order to curtail their extinction. Prince Harry’s history of supporting conservation and humanitarian efforts, along with his personal experience working with an African Parks team in Malawi on the largest elephant translocation in history, will be of enormous benefit to both wildlife and the local communities surrounding their habitats. Elephant Cooperation has been a contributor and proud supporter of African Parks—donating $5k in 2016 and $30k in 2017—and will continue to make this NGO one of its highest priorities going forward.
“We are thrilled with Prince Harry’s appointment to President of African Parks,” said Scott Struthers, founder of Elephant Cooperation. “Being already familiar with the excellent work this NGO achieves on so many levels, we are excited that Prince Harry will be bringing his experience, passion, vision and influence to help solve this crisis.”
In addition to its ongoing support of African Parks, Elephant Cooperation partners with multiple organizations that align with their goal of saving elephants from extinction, while also helping children and communities. Elephant Cooperation’s unique approach is defined by tackling the poaching issue from all sides so that progress can be advanced on several fronts.
“With so many established organizations in place to address these issues,” said Struthers, “our mission is to raise money, awareness and other aid in order to best assist them in their endeavors.”
About Elephant Cooperation
The brainchild of Scott Struthers, a successful California-based entrepreneur and son of a biologist, Elephant Cooperation is a non-profit devoted to raising awareness of the African elephant crisis. The organization empowers neighboring communities and supports existing conservation groups in order to tackle the issue on multiple fronts—protection, awareness, efficiency and community. The organization’s goal is to develop projects/cooperation across NGOs to use as best practices and common resources while focusing on donor relationships. Anyone wanting to support and learn more about Elephant Cooperation projects can visit www.elephantcooperation.com.
About African Parks
African Parks is a non-profit conservation organization that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. With the largest counter-poaching force and the most amount of area under protection for any one NGO in Africa, African Parks manages 13 national parks and protected areas in nine countries covering over seven million hectares in Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda and Zambia. Visit www.africanparks.org to learn more.