In the talk, she assesses the present situation for the rhino and other major wildlife of Africa, including the elephant. She talks of the very real threat from poaching and why action is needed immediately. She discusses what is being done about it on the ground in Africa plus, equally importantly, what is being done on the ground in Asia. On a positive note, she explains how everyone is able to help and what can be done by individuals to make a difference to the situation.
Jennifer Fox has had three careers simultaneously, as a banker, a luxury safari lodge owner and a leading anti-poaching campaigner. More than two decades ago, her passion for wildlife conservation led her from Hong Kong to South Africa, co-founding the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, to protect endangered wildlife. Today, she is one of the chief caretakers of this 14,000 hectare wilderness for wildlife conservation and eco-tourism.
Ms Fox is an active conservationist, and assists Interpol, the US FBI and other law enforcement agencies, as well as government ministers and embassies to counteract wildlife crime. She seeks to identify and assist to stop wildlife crime gangs in Asia. Her particular focus is to help to protect the rhino and elephant from poaching. This includes tackling the buyers of rhino horn and ivory, particularly in Vietnam, China and Thailand, by educating potential buyers not to buy through awareness and educational campaigns.
Jennifer Fox was raised in Hong Kong. She is the founder and Managing Director of AfricAsia Capital, with a banking career spanning 30 years. Ms Fox has been an investor in South Africa since 1997, as one of the founding partners and shareholders of the Thornybush Collection of luxury game lodges. This has expanded into a portfolio of 12 lodges, widely regarded as one of the premiere safari destinations in the country. She is a regular speaker at business forums, schools and embassies around the globe.
Members of the RGS, their guests and others are most welcome to attend this event, which is HK$150 for RGS Members and HK$200 for guests and others, including a complimentary glass of red or white wine.
The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong wishes to express its thanks to Wheelock Properties for its generous assistance with this event.