Mr John Zulu, site manager of Zambia's Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and World Heritage site arrived in the U.S. August 5th to spend six weeks immersed in the details of people, park and resource management at Grand Canyon National Park as the latest "U.S. World Heritage Fellow" sponsored by the National Park Service with support from the United Nations Foundation and the National Park Foundation.
Mr Zulu works for the National Heritage Conservation Commission as the site manager for Victoria Falls National Park, Zambia's only World Heritage site. Located on the Zambezi River, the falls sit astride the Zambia-Zimbabwe border and are designated a transboundary World Heritage site.
Mr Zulu is the sixth person to be sponsored by the National Park Service's (NPS) U.S. World Heritage Fellows program, and the second Fellow to be hosted at Grand Canyon National Park. The U.S. World Heritage Fellowships promote conservation of World Heritage sites around the globe by providing an opportunity for World Heritage site managers from outside the U.S. to temporarily reside in this country and work alongside the managers and staff of U.S. World Heritage sites. Previous World Heritage Fellows have come from Brazil, Kenya, the Seychelles, South Africa, and Peru.
For more information on the U.S. World Heritage Fellows program, go to http://www.nps.gov/oia/new/New_Page/WH_Fellowship.htm