By Ann McDonnell, DA KZN Spokesperson on Conservation:
THE Democratic Alliance is delighted that iSimangaliso Wetland Park CEO, Andrew Zaloumis has been acknowledged by the World Wildlife Fund and awarded the Living Planet Award for his boldness and visionary approach to human rights based conservation and development.
This is a fitting tribute indeed.
Recent recipients of the award include former UN Secretary, Kofi Annan and the Ministers of Water Affairs of France, Togo and Benin.
Zaloumis and his wife recently survived an attack by a buffalo and the DA is pleased to hear they are both making good progress.
We – and indeed South Africa – applaud him.