President committed to conservation
‘I AM impressed with our new President’s interest in and understanding of environmental and conservation matters.’
Grateful to have had two separate meeting with President Jacob Zuma where they could share matters of common concern, world-renowned local conservationist Lawrence Anthony believes the President will be firmly on the side of the environment.
‘Global warming is his one great concern.
‘At our first meeting in Nkandla, he mentioned that he had spent time with Prince Charles discussing the matter,’ said Anthony.
‘He then proceeded to show me dried river beds where he had swum in the flowing water as a child.
‘However, he told me not to assume that all environmental disasters are man-made, and that all opinions should be based on solid scientific evidence.
‘The President’s good insight into the global conservation picture will surely stand the country in good stead.