A conservationist driven by a lifelong passion for the wild, Tony Fitzjohn actively leads wildlife preservation efforts in East Africa.
Tony Fitzjohn is an intriguing and unique blend of knowledge and skills. He’s more at home in the bush than the city, yet he is the capable administrator of a complex, multifaceted organization that is the steward of worldwide support for the conservation effort to which he has been committed his entire adult life.
At the age of 22, Fitzjohn left a dead-end job and hitchhiked to Kenya. His only ambition was to work with animals. As luck would have it, he wound up one day at George Adamson’s Kora camp. So began a working partnership that lasted nearly 18 years and led to the pioneering of conservation techniques Tony employs today at Mkomazi National Park.
Though most at home in Mkomazi, Tony travels in order to raise funds and generate publicity for the project. He lectures about and seeks support worldwide for African conservation. He has testified on wildlife issues before a congressional subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C. and met with public officials, influential individuals, and key organizations in countries throughout the world