Garth Owen-Smith

Saturday 2 May 2020

One of the most respected and dynamic figures in global wildlife conservation passed away in the early hours of 11 April 2020. Garth Owen Smith changed the approached to wildlife conservation throughout Africa and is appropriately referred to as the “Father of community-based conservation” in Namibia. Garth had a profound impact on the Desert Lion Conservation Trust and he has been a mentor and an inspiration to me personally for 40 years.