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Anyone who’s met wildlife advocate Don Lawrence can tell you that he’s got a one-in-a-kind knack for bringing people together. Living in Alexandria, Virginia, Don surrounds himself with a warm circle of family and friends, and moves them all with his genuine concern and commitment to saving Africa’s wildlife.

Whether it’s showing up on the coldest day of February to protest the ivory trade outside the Chinese Embassy, opening his home to educate and inform for a cause, or rallying together citizens to create change, Don’s commitment to making a difference is truly awe-inspiring.

Most recently, Don has singlehandedly organized a group to raise awareness about the perils of “trophy” hunting — and the benefits of promoting sustainable wildlife tourism — in a Facebook advocacy page prompted by Cecil the lion’s killing. In just a few weeks, Don has attacted well over a thousand members, and is hard at work…

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