The former Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Professor Judi Wakhungu, was appointed to the Board of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
Currently serving as the Kenya Ambassador to France, Wakhungu's new duties will be to protect wildlife across the globe.
The IFAW primarily focuses on via lobbying governments at the highest level with an aim of securing sustainable solutions for animals as well as people living alongside animals.
“We have had the pleasure of working with Prof. Wakhungu for many years and she has been present for some of IFAW’s biggest milestones in East Africa," IFAW’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Azzedine Downes divulged.
Ranked as a leader in global wildlife conservation and animal welfare organization, IFAW's other board members include global household names such as Leonardo Di Caprio and Pierce Brosnan.
The former CS was responsible for the largest ever ivory and rhino horn destruction in recent history, where over 100 tonnes of the contraband was burned to ash.
"We share an equal dedication and passion for wildlife and are thrilled to welcome her to the Board of Directors," Downes disclosed.
Wakhungu's passion for environmental conservation is unrivalled, having championed the cause to ban polythene bags in Kenya.
The Professor is also tied to the Giants Club, an organization which assembles exceptional leaders from across the world to support the protection of elephants.
IFAW on their part have been constantly involved in various projects across Kenya, has secured close to 26,000 acres of wildlife ensure safe passage for elephants plying the route between Amboseli and Kilimanjaro National Parks.
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