Guest Speaker Tony Fitzjohn Inspiring Talk to UISG Students

04-06-2019

Mr Tony Fitzjohn is an intriguing and unique blend of knowledge and skills. In recognition of his service to wildlife conservation, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2006.

He is more at home in the bush rather than the city. Tony is an expert in capturing, collaring and radio-tracking Africa's top predators, as well as raising and returning them to the wild.

At the age of 22, Fitzjohn left a dead-end job in England and hitchhiked to Kenya. His only ambition was to work with animals. As luck would have it, he wound up one day at George Adamson's Kora camp. So began a working partnership that lasted nearly 18 years and led to the pioneering of conservation techniques Tony employs today at Mkomazi National Park.

His ground breaking work in the fields of conservation, veterinary research, as well as a lifetime charitable work in providing local communities with clean water, education and access to medical facilities has led to numerous global awards.

UISG Students in Year 3, Year 6 and Year 7 have had the privilege to hear from him. He has shared its passion and enthusiasm. Many questions have been asked by the students.

We wish Mr Tony Fitzjohn a safe trip back to Northern Tanzania!

 


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