Aug 8, 2013 / 16 notes

Zambia:

Photos of Hammer Simwinga, an environmental activist, agronomist, anti poaching activist and a Goldman Environmental Prize winner.


Some 20 years ago, villagers around Zambia’s North Luangwa National Park made much of their income by hunting down the park’s elephants and rhinos for meat, ivory and horns. Today, poaching has been drastically curbed, and villages are thriving — thanks to the efforts of a perennially smiling but fiercely determined Zambian agronomist named Hammerskjoeld, or Hammer, Simwinga.

Read more here and here about this incredible man and the work he has done.
First photo by Jeffrey Barbee.  Other photographers not known.
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