In what many are calling the "Big Bang" of 21st century conservation, a veritable Noah's Arc of animals are being moved from Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve over the course of two summers.
Five hundred elephants and about 2,00 sable, waterbuck, kudu, buffao, warthog, zebra, eland, impala and others will be captured and transported 300 miles north to Nkhotakota park.
Among the men and women participating in this massive endeavor was Prince Harry of Wales.
"I completely fell in love with African Parks" Harry says in a Town&Country interview, "because they get things down. They make tough decisions and they stick to principles."
Rather than going on safari or participating in canned hunts, this prince comes to South Africa for the conservation.
African Parks CEO, Peter Fearnhead tells Town&Country that the focus is on preserving wild habitat, which has a direct affect on protecting the individual species that live there.
Prince Harry says he's proud of the work they do, but he is still worried about the future of African Parks. Reflecting on the need to protect places like this, he says:
"This is God's test: If we can't save some animals in a wilderness area, what else can't we do?"
Watch a video of the Elephants on relocation here:
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