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Hammerskjoeld Simwinga

Zambian wildlife conservationist and environmentalist

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Hammerskjoeld Simwinga Biography

In the 1970s, one of the densest populations of elephants on the African continent roamed the Luangwa Valley of Zambia. By the end of the next decade, massive poaching for the ivory trade had decimated herds throughout Africa, and the elephant population in North Luangwa National Park had plunged from 17,000 to 1,300. Though international authorities shut down the ivory trade in 1990, poaching remained a way of life for many in the Luangwa Valley.

Hammerskjoeld Simwinga known as Hammer has helped to change that. Simwinga, who grew up in the valley, began his work with the North Luangwa Conservation Project, founded by American zoologists Mark and Delia Owens. With small loans, Simwinga encouraged villagers to open general stores and grinding mills, providing economic alternatives to poaching. He also helped farmers switch to protein-rich, high-yield crops, reducing their dependence on bushmeat.

When the NLCP ran afoul of the Zambian government in the mid-1990s and was forced to drop funding for its local development programs, Simwinga persisted. With no salary, no title, and no transportation beyond a bicycle, Simwinga continued to build local support for conservation, eventually forming a new Zambian NGO. His programs now reach more than 35,000 people, and income in the region has increased a hundredfold. Elephant poaching in the park is almost entirely controlled.

Simwinga was awarded one of six 2007 Goldman Environmental Prizes at a ceremony in San Francisco.. The award money, he says, will help him expand his work throughout the Luangwa Valley.

He is named after former United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjld, who died in a plane crash in Zambia in 1961. Hammer Simwinga appeared on Time Magazine's list of "Heroes of the Environment" October 2007

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Hammerskjoeld Simwinga Biography

In the 1970s, one of the densest populations of elephants on the African continent roamed the Luangwa Valley of Zambia. By the end of the next decade, massive poaching for the ivory trade had decimated herds throughout Africa, and the elephant population in North Luangwa National Park had plunged from 17,000 to 1,300. Though international authorities shut down the ivory trade in 1990, poaching remained a way of life for many in the Luangwa Valley.

Hammerskjoeld Simwinga known as Hammer has helped to change that. Simwinga, who grew up in the valley, began his work with the North Luangwa Conservation Project, founded by American zoologists Mark and Delia Owens. With small loans, Simwinga encouraged villagers to open general stores and grinding mills, providing economic alternatives to poaching. He also helped farmers switch to protein-rich, high-yield crops, reducing their dependence on bushmeat.

When the NLCP ran afoul of the Zambian government in the mid-1990s and was forced to drop funding for its local development programs, Simwinga persisted. With no salary, no title, and no transportation beyond a bicycle, Simwinga continued to build local support for conservation, eventually forming a new Zambian NGO. His programs now reach more than 35,000 people, and income in the region has increased a hundredfold. Elephant poaching in the park is almost entirely controlled.

Simwinga was awarded one of six 2007 Goldman Environmental Prizes at a ceremony in San Francisco.. The award money, he says, will help him expand his work throughout the Luangwa Valley.

He is named after former United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjld, who died in a plane crash in Zambia in 1961. Hammer Simwinga appeared on Time Magazine's list of "Heroes of the Environment" October 2007

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  • How much does it cost to book Hammerskjoeld Simwinga?

    Booking fees for Hammerskjoeld Simwinga, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Hammerskjoeld Simwinga, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Hammerskjoeld Simwinga?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Hammerskjoeld Simwinga for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Hammerskjoeld Simwinga for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Hammerskjoeld Simwinga or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Hammerskjoeld Simwinga or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Hammerskjoeld Simwinga is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Hammerskjoeld Simwinga for your event is available upon request. Hammerskjoeld Simwinga generally travels from Zambia and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eric Goode, Tim Flannery, Cristina Mittermeier, Nick Wobbrock and Tundi Agardy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hammerskjoeld Simwinga for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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