The Board and Secretariat of LWF are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter E Hetz as Executive Director to the Forum. Peter follows on an important legacy of Jonathan Moss, Anthony King, and Mordecai Ogada. Peter assumes his responsibilities on December 1, 2014.
Some important background: After a mountain climb of Mt. Kenya in 1972, Peter started his working career in Kenya in 1977 with the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife as a research fellow and also assisted the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya establish the Baharini Wildlife Conservation Education Center.
LWF has taken a holistic approach to conservation, which is reflected in the coverage of the programmes and the way it works. Conservation in the LWF is broad based, and covers essential natural resources and clearly links the well being of people to the health of the natural environment. People are as much a part of nature as other forms of life, and their lives and livelihoods depend on the natural environment being healthy; this is something many people forget or possibly don’t know!