Map Ives

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"Map has been a conservationist his whole life, protecting wildlife since the 1970s. He joined Wilderness Safaris in 1992, where he played an instrumental role in the management plan for the Okavango Delta under the auspices of the Ramsar Convention. He is the National Rhino Coordinator and will play a major role in the planning and implementation of a national rhino management strategy." [1]

"Map began his acclaimed wildlife career in 1976 when he joined the Zimbabwe National Parks Department as a field ranger. His early projects took him to areas like Darwendale where he helped establish a protected area for birds around a newly formed lake, and Chizarira National Park in the Zambezi escarpment where he conducted lengthy foot patrols to ward off poachers and record data on black rhino populations.

"In 1979, he moved to South Africa where he became one of the pioneers of the country’s private safari industry at Londolozi Private Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, working for three years as a professional guide. In 1982, he returned to Botswana where he led walking safaris based out of mekoro into the remotest parts of the Okavango Delta..." [1]

2018: "Map Ives, the trailblazing director Rhino Conservation Botswana, will be there to support the Prince, who has regularly joined his team to learn to tag rhinos to help save them, as well as trustee Kai Collins." (Prince Harry) [2]

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  1. Tlhokomela Trust Board, organizational web page, accessed March 13, 2019.