RICHARD E. LEAKEY - PHOTOGRAPH UNSIGNED - HFSID 201376
Sale Price $144.00
The Kenyan conservationist is shown in this black and white 2x2½ headshot photograph
Photograph Unsigned: 2x2½. B/w. Richard Leakey (1944-2022) is a Kenyan politician and conservation activist. His significant discoveries throughout the African continent as a paleontologist led to great fanfare. In 1989, he was named the head of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Department (WMCD) by Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi. A year later, he WMCD was renamed the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), which Leakey chaired. Leakey formed anti-poaching units that could shoot poachers on sight. In 1989, the Kenyan government held the first ivory burning ever under Leakey's guidance. By burning 12 tons of the valuable resource, they hoped to deter poaching. Since Leakey's removal from the Kenyan government, he has taught at Stony Brook University and formed the nonprofit organization WildlifeDirect. Note on verso in unknown hand. Unsigned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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