During his brief UK ‘stop over, and in addition to a visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Jealous Mpofu was able to accept an invitation to tour the beautifully landscaped Paradise Wildlife Park, situated near the town of Broxbourne. Jealous was able to meet the staff, and get ‘close up’ to Snow Leopards & Tigers! “I never dreamt I would be within ‘touching distance’ of such beautiful animals.” said Jealous. Lynn Witnall (Director / Trustee) was delighted the visit was a success and hoped that “PWP would continue to support both PDC (Zimbabwe) & PDC-UK for the foreseeable future."
PDC-UK together with PDC (Zimbabwe) Managing Director Peter Blinston, Head Tracker Jealous Mpofu & Ron van der A (Stitching Painted Dog Conservation) recently visited YWP. The invitation was extended by YWP’s Animal Development Manager, Simon Marsh, as part of the collaboration between the organisations. Albeit that the weather was atrocious, it did not deter the guest’s from meeting the ‘Parks’ newly acquired exhibits.
During a brief stopover in the UK, PDC's head of animal tracking Jealous Mpofu gave a surprise visit to Herries School in Cookham Berkshire. Jealous's short slide presentation gave the children a fascinating insight into his important role within the PDC organisation. It was encouraging to say the least that one young pupil at the end of the presentation proclaimed . . " I want to be a conservationist." Jealous – JOB DONE!
Thank you to everyone who came to see us at the Welsh Fair Trade Fair in Brecon at the weekend. It was great to meet so many of you there. By selling beaded snare art, created at Iganyana Arts, we have been able to raise vital funds to support the education programme at PDC, enabling local school children in Zimbabwe to attend Bush Camp.