The Duke of Sussex

African Parks Network


The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, is the younger son of The Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince Harry spent ten years working in the Armed Forces and now spends his working life supporting a number of charitable activities and projects, and carrying out public duties in support of The Queen.

Having visited southern Africa many times over the past two decades, 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. On leaving the Army in 2015, he spent three months working on number of such projects in Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa and Botswana.

Prince Harry has been working with African Parks since 2016, and became President of African Parks in December 2017. In July 2016, Prince Harry spent time in Malawi where he served as part of the expert team and helped implement the first phase of the 500 Elephants project, one of the largest and most significant elephant translocations in conservation history where 520 elephants were moved over 350 kilometres across Malawi among three parks under the management of African Parks.

In his role as President of African Parks, Prince Harry helps to advance the NGO's mission in protecting Africa's national parks and advance wildlife conservation in Africa and around the world.