Prince Harry Was Just Appointed President of Wildlife Conservation Group African Parks

The Royal was selected for his outstanding service in animal and nature preservation.

Prince Harry may have a wedding to plan, but that hasn't stopped him from taking on an important new job. According to World Animal News, the Royal has been named the president of wildlife conservation group African Parks.

"Prince Harry has taken a deep personal interest in frontline conservation projects that work to protect Africa's natural heritage and support both wildlife and local communities," Kensington Palace said in a statement.

“Prince Harry has had a long history supporting conservation and humanitarian efforts across Africa," said African Parks in a statement. "He is extremely passionate, committed and knowledgeable about the issues, and is a force for conservation not just for Africa but for the world. He shares in our vision, and together, with him in this influential role, we aim to continue to do extraordinary things for the benefit of Africa’s wildlife and the people who live in and around these wild areas.”

Prince Harry has been working with African Parks since 2016, when he visited Malawi to help in the translocation of elephants for the organization's 500 Elephants initiative. He and his father Prince Charles discussed the importance of nature conservancy during an interview on BBC Radio and Kensington Palace Tweeted highlights from the conversation.

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