Tribute to Dr Mark Stanley Price

Sahara Conservation is sad to share the news of Dr Mark Stanley Price’s passing last week, one of our board members, our dear friend and a giant in the conservation arena.

Present at the organization’s creation, and at the 2012 technical workshop in N’Djaména that endorsed the plan to go ahead with scimitar-horned oryx reintroduction project to Chad, Mark’s contribution to the growth and success of Sahara Conservation cannot be overstated. His deep, hands-on experience and knowledge of the biology, conservation, and reintroduction of antelopes, together with his skills in managing non-profit organizations, contributed significantly to Sahara Conservation’s achievements.

A stickler for correct grammar and punctuation, Mark provided a vital role in proofreading many of the publications produced. His strategic and managerial acumen from a life-long career and passion for conservation in Africa and beyond helped guide the organization through its development.

Forever the optimist, what will be missed most is Mark’s sense of fun and joie de vivre. Our thoughts are with Mark’s wife, daughters, and grandson who are the apple of his eye.