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Pupkewitz Foundation donates to LAC

Rhino Tough: Pupkewitz Foundation Chairperson Meryl Barry hands over keys to the all terrain vehicle  to Legal Assistance Centre’s Willem Odendaal, Coodinator for the Land Environment  and Development Project in the Palmwag Concession Area

Rhino Tough: Pupkewitz Foundation Chairperson Meryl Barry hands over keys to the all terrain vehicle to Legal Assistance Centre’s Willem Odendaal, Coodinator for the Land Environment and Development Project in the Palmwag Concession Area

The Legal Assistance Centre received a Toyota Land-cruiser for their work in providing legal advice and representation to the communities in the the Palmwag Concession area of 4500 km² in the Kunene Region.
The Pupkewitz Toyota showroom in Windhoek played host to the hand over of the all terrain vehicle to the Legal Assistance Centre for their work through the Foundation for Conservation Projects and endangered wildlife, particularly the desert-adapted black rhino.
Willem Odendaal Coordinator for the Land Environment and Development Project for Legal Assistance Centre said that the vehicle was highly appreciated to navigate the harsh rocky terrain in providing legal assistance to the community.

“We will be having a stakeholder workshop together with the ministry of tourism and environment, Namibian Police and Prosecutor General. The LAC is in a good position in advising on legislative reform with conservation experts,” Oddendal said at the handover.
Meryl Barry chairperson for the Pupkewitz Foundation said the foundation conducted an eight month due diligence assessment together with the LAC on how to collaborate efforts of law enforcement agencies with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Save the Rhino Trust.
Barry was confident that with Namibia’s proven track record of communal conservation efforts that have amassed  international recognition that this sponsorship will go a long way in helping those communities involved in conservation efforts.

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