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Conservationists hopeful about visit

Prince of Wales expected in Tanzania

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda  Oct 15, 2011

(eTN) - Conservationists have taken heart when it was learned that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Tanzania in November on the occasion of the country’s 50th Independence Day celebrations.

The Prince of Wales is embarking on a tour to the Middle East and Africa, which will also see the couple visit South Africa.

Known for his outspoken and often candid criticism of architecture and other aspects of life in Britain, and as a promoter for all things natural, it is hoped that he will in his private and official meetings with President Kikwete and other government officials raise some of the large number of concerns expressed by conservationists and the green lobby in recent years over projects endangering the country’s national parks and game reserves, marine parks, and forests.

Prince Charles only recently became the President of the WWF in the UK, giving him the added status as a key representative of the World Wildlife Fund, which itself has been critical and at the forefront of opposition to many of the ‚Äúdevelopment projects‚ÄĚ the current government in Dar es Salaam has been promoting.

Prince of Wales expected in Tanzania
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