Britain’s Prince Harry landed in Malawi on Tuesday to support wildlife conservation initiative at the invitation of African Parks.
The Prince, who left the Biritsh Army after 10 years as an officer, is working on front line conservation projects.
British High Commissioner Micheal Nevin confirmed the Prince will be in Malawi for “quite a while.”
Nevin, however, described the visit of the 31-year-old Prince as “private” , saying he is in the country at the invitation of African Parks.
Malawi Country Director of Africa Parka, Patricio Ndadzera said one of the projects he will work with is African Parks’ “500 elephants” initiative, which will see one of the largest and most significant elephant translocations in conservation history.
Up to 500 elephants will be moved to a wildlife reserve in central Malawi from two parks in the southern part of the country.
The elephants are being moved to reduce pressure on the habitat and alleviate human wildlife conflict while helping to repopulate the local herd in their new home.
In the future, the reserve may also help restore elephant populations in other parts of Africa, where numbers have significantly declined due to poaching.
The fifth in line to the throne, who is not a fulltime working royal but has no other job after quitting the Army in June 2015, was in South Africa last week attending an Aids conference in Durban and sharing a platform with Sir Elton John.
He also made a private visit to Lesotho to see the latest developments of his charity Sentebale, which is based in the country.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :