John Hanks

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John Hanks is the former executive director of the Peace Parks Foundation, and he is also the former chief executive of WWF-SA. [1]

In 2004 Hanks was a consultant with Conservation International. [2]

"John Hanks is a zoologist by training with his first degree in Natural Sciences from Magdalene College, Cambridge, followed by a PhD on the reproductive physiology, growth, and population dynamics of the African elephant in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia. He has over 45 years of experience in a wide variety of applied conservation management and research projects, working in several African countries, including Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

"John’s most important postings have been: Chief Professional Officer for the Natal Parks Board; Professor and Head of the Department of Biological Sciences, then the first Director of the Institute of Natural Resources at the University of Natal; the Director of the Africa Program for WWF International (based in Gland, Switzerland); the Chief Executive of WWF-South Africa; the first Executive Director of the Peace Parks Foundation.

"He has published over 150 scientific papers and a number of books. More recently he has worked on a variety of management plans for protected areas which have highlighted the vital importance of ecosystem services in regional and national economies, and has been giving priority to environmental education, concentrating on the identification and nurturing of the conservation champions of the future through his role of Chairman of the Lapalala Wilderness School and as a Senior Fellow of GreenMatter."

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  1. Peace parks to straddle SA borders, Peace Parks Foundation, accessed November 26, 2007.
  2. Mines to be Cleared for Thousands of Migrating Elephants, Roots of Peace, accessed November 26, 2007.
  3. Nedbank Green Trust, organizational web page, accessed January 10, 2013.
  4. Endangered Species Protection Agency Patrons, organizational web page, accessed March 14, 2019.