Information on African Parks Foundation and its funders
Foundation is also known as African Parks Conservation. Their American
branch is African Parks Foundation of America.
African Parks Foundation's website
former Chairman and Founder of African Parks Foundation, Paul Van Vlissingen
(personal assets $1.6 billion US), was also the former Chairman of one of the oldest
family businesses in the Netherlands, SHV holdings. SHV holdings deals
in global retail as Makro retail, and liquid petroleum gas as SHV gas.
Synopsis of SHV Holdings
SHV Holdings website
Family Foundation is one of the major supporters of African Parks
Foundation. Rob Walton, personal assets $18 Billion US, the
Chairman of the Board of Wal-mart, and the eldest son of Wal-mart's
founder Sam Walton, is on the board of African Parks Foundation of
America. The Walton Family Foundation is listed as one of two donors on
the APF website along with the U.S. Department of state.
According to APF's 2004 annual report: "The
other main donations come from The Walton Family Foundation and
Conservation International who acts as intermediary for the US State
Rob Walton info
African Parks Foundation receives
funding from the U.S. State Department for the Liuwa Plain National
Park in Zambia and Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. As the
Ethiopian parks are new to APF, APF will probably ask for funding from USAID for
those parks in the future.
African Parks Foundation in the News:
...the workers were unlawfully evicted from the farms”, property was
bulldozed and their ancestors’ graves demolished. They insist SANParks
approved the evictions.
Park plans bring 'grief' Mail and Guardian, June 25, 2004
"Parks must become virtual companies." -Paul van Vlissingen
Makro King in Park rescue plan Mail and Guardian, June 10, 2003