We are deeply saddened to share the news that Richard Roberts passed away last month. Richard was diagnosed with brain cancer two years ago. Richard, who was the son of Willie and nephew of SCC Director Andy Roberts, was integral part of the SCC family from the beginning and his vision with conservation in the Masaai Mara, the Mara Elephant Project, to continue long after he has gone. His personal connection with Jack Ma and the Paradise Foundation has brought huge awareness to the Chinese elite of the precious situation we have with our wildlife and they have been incredible supportive with helping the conservation efforts to move to stop the ivory trade and rhino poaching.
Our thoughts are with the entire Roberts family, and especially with Richard’s partner, Liz, and his children.
Rest in peace, Richard.