In Memory of Dr. Mark Stanley Price, 1947-2022: An AWF Champion

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In Memory of Dr. Mark Stanley Price, 1947-2022: An AWF Champion

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Mark Price handing over AWF donation of surveillance radios to Dr. Richard Leakey of then Kenya Wildlife Service in Tsavo in September 1989.

Mark Price handing over AWF donation of surveillance radios to Dr. Richard Leakey of then Kenya Wildlife Service in Tsavo in September 1989.

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of renowned conservation pioneer and our former colleague, Dr. Mark Stanley Price.

Mark served as Director of Africa Operations at AWF for 12 years, overseeing programs in South Africa, Namibia, DRC, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, he was a central player at AWF, where he championed our work with African governments and community-based conservation, especially in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. In Rwanda, he shepherded the early years of the Mountain Gorilla Project. His legacy continues to date as our 10-year strategy is founded on growing African leadership and community involvement in conservation. Mark ensured AWF’s engagement in global issues. Under his leadership, AWF hosted the IUCN SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group, which he founded and chaired.

We shall dearly miss Mark. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with his wife, Karen, and his daughters, Tessa and Freya.