As a member of the International Explorer’s Club, I had the honor of attending the Lowell Thomas Awards this weekend at the club headquarters in New York. It was a great event with several amazing people being recognized for their work all over the world.
The Master of Ceremonies was Broadcaster Bill Curtis (see photo). What is really inspiring about these events is getting to talk to people who have the same passion for Africa as I have. One of the people I got to meet was Dr. Laurie Marker who runs the Cheetah Conservation Fund (www.cheetah.org) which is dedicated to saving endangered cheetahs. She is finding sustainable solutions so that cheetahs and farmers in Namibia Africa can co-exist. It is really a tremendous project and I can’t wait to go visit!
Do you know of anyone that is doing conservancy projects in Africa? If so, let us know.