Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
8 July 1918 - 5 December 2013
As a co-founder of Peace Parks Foundation in 1997, an organization that works to establish transboundary protected areas that preserve animal migration patterns and share wildlife resources, Madiba had a strong interest in wildlife conservation; he said
"If we do not do something to prevent it, Africa's animals, and the places in which they live, will be lost to our world and her children, forever. Before it is too late, we need your help to lay the foundation that will preserve this precious legacy long after we are gone."
Hamba Kahle Tata Madiba, Ngiyabonga kakhulu
African Indaba Editorial Team