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Prince Hussain Aga Khan displays his 'fragile beauty' in Nairobi
Wednesday, February 07, 2024

By Hilary Kimuyu & Josephine Njoroge

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What you need to know:

Titled "Fragile Beauty," the Living Sea photography exhibition celebrates the beauty and magic of the ocean and showcases some of the most exciting and surprising encounters Prince Aga Khan has had below the surface.
Exhibition in Nairobi aimed to inspire appreciation for wildlife and ignite a desire to protect it.

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Prince Hussain Aga Khan on Tuesday officially inaugurated his exhibition of marine photography at the National Museums of Kenya on Tuesday evening.Titled "Fragile Beauty," the Living Sea photography exhibition celebrates the beauty and magic of the ocean and showcases some of the most exciting and surprising encounters Prince Aga Khan has had below the surface.These large-scale images reflect the biodiversity of marine life from around the world."My gratitude runs as deep as the Mariana Trench. I'm delighted to see the exhibition on bees and the Agha Khan Hall, named after my great-grandfather, and especially to appreciate the conservation tour designed by partners," he said.Read: In pictures: Exhibition of Marine PhotographsThe exhibition is intended to raise awareness of environmental issues and concerns in ocean ecologies. Photographs of diverse species and ecosystems highlight the impact of pollution on our waterways and the value and importance of preserving biodiversity.The international exhibition is organised by scientists or professional photographers, to inspire appreciation for wildlife and ignite a desire to protect it.The exhibition, which runs from February 6 to March 30, 2024, is a rare opportunity for Kenyans to engage with the "beauty, fragility and diversity" of marine life.It is part of Prince Aga Khan’s work with (Focused on Nature) FON, a non-profit organisation he founded in 2009.FON's mission is to support the conservation and protection of threatened and endangered species and habitats.The collection of approximately 100 photographs of oceanic ecosystems in various parts of the world showcases the beauty, fragility and diversity of marine life and highlights the need and urgency to protect, conserve and manage our oceanic heritage and resources.Read: The Aga Khan visits Kenya as he marks his Diamond Jubilee"Just a few years ago, my team and I were doing gallery shows every other year with a guest list of maybe 50 people and the nagging stress of organising invitations, transportation and catering.But today I'm in my favourite country on the planet, second only to Indonesia, surrounded by beloved colleagues, great minds and kindred spirits, not to mention local heroes and heroines," said the Prince.This is not Prince Aga Khan’s first exhibition - he has been diving and traveling to the tropics for over 20 years, since the age of 14. He began photographing flora and fauna in 1996 on a trip to the Brazilian Amazon.He has exhibited in the USA, France, Switzerland, and Kenya while publishing two books, 'Animal Voyage' in 2004 and 'Diving into Wildlife' in 2015. Some of his photos can be seen on various National Geographic blogs.Dr Azim Lakhani, Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) diplomatic representative in Kenya, said Prince Aga Khan emphasised the importance of conservation "To make people aware of the beauty that exists under our seas and what we could lose forever if we do not protect and conserve our oceans," he said.Read: The Aga Khan receives Asia Society’s Game Changer Lifetime Achievement AwardOn Wednesday, President of the Aga Khan University Sulaiman Shahabuddin delivered a speech at a donor reception hosted by Prince Aga Khan."The Living Sea has touched the hearts of all who have experienced its beauty," said President Shahabuddin. "Through his remarkable photographs, Prince Aga Khan has ignited a passion for the natural world in all of us."hkimuyu@ke.nationmedia.com and mimujosephine@gmail.com Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info)
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2024, February 7: VIDEO of Priunce Hussain Aga Khan in Nairobi:

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2024, February 7: PHOTOS of Prince Hussain Aga Khan in Nairobi & Fragile Beauty exhibition:

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PRINCE HUSSAIN AGA KHAN ADOPTS A LION CUB AT THE NAIROBI ANIMAL ORPHANAGE

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Sunday, February 11, 2024 - 11:00

A female lion cub rescued from Amboseli National Park nearly five months ago and currently domiciled at the KWS Nairobi Animal Orphanage was adopted by Prince Hussain Aga Khan, when he made a courtesy call to the premises on Saturday, 10th February, 2024.

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Prince Hussain, a renowned conservationist whose photography was exhibited at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi (2018), expressed his admiration for the dedication with which KWS protects all wildlife under its care. He spent a considerable amount of time at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, taking photographs of the cub (named Mukami, after the vet who treated her) and other wildlife domiciled there, as well as mingling with the Animal Keepers under whose care the wildlife at the captive and rescue facilities fall. He also toured the Nairobi Safari Walk and lauded the Service for its efforts to ensure that rescued wildlife remain fit and healthy.

The prince made a donation to support the KWS Animal Adoption Programme, and pledged continued partnership for conservation efforts.

KWS acting Director - Partnership and Enterprise Captain Michael Nicholson thanked Prince Hussain for his generosity and especially for his empathy towards wildlife and their survival amid the myriad challenges which threaten their survival. Captain Nicholson acknowledged prince Hussain’s invaluable participation in shaping the future of Kenya’s wildlife, a national and international heritage. He reiterated that the Service remains committed to wildlife conservation and community participation in conservation.

The lion cub Mukami and her sibling were rescued and brought to the Nairobi Animal Orphanage in late 2023. Mukami’s sibling had suffered horrific injuries from a vulture attack in Amboseli, and regrettably succumbed to those injuries. The veterinary team at the Animal Orphanage nursed Mukami back to health, and it was touch and go for a while due to her being so young and also having an infection on her head. The team’s tireless efforts were successful and today she is a playful, happy four-month-old cub.

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On February 9, 2024 Prince Hussain Aga Khan visited a butterfly farm near Nairobi.

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Prince Hussain Aga Khan's "Fragile Beauty" unites partners for conservation

Kenya · 23 February 2024 ·

Nairobi, Kenya, 23 February 2024 - The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is partnering with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) and Focused on Nature (FON) – Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s conservation organisation – around the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6), to take place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi next week. The Assembly will focus on how multilateralism can help tackle the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste.

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A focal point of engagement is Prince Hussain’s exhibition of marine photography – "Fragile Beauty" – currently on display at the Nairobi National Museum and the Aga Khan University campus in Nairobi. The collection of numerous photographs from around the world sends a clear message: below the surface of our seas and oceans exists a beauty and magic that we could forever lose if we do not act to protect and conserve them.

UNEA-6 will convene from 26 February to 1 March to chart a plan of collective environmental action; while "Fragile Beauty" will continue to run until the end of March to raise awareness of environmental issues and concerns in ocean ecologies, and to inspire an appreciation for wildlife and ignite a desire to protect it.

AKDN has been operating in Kenya for over 100 years in the sectors of health care, education, social development, economic development, financial services, industry, infrastructure, culture, tourism, media, environment and property development. Over 175 initiatives and programmes help to improve the quality of life for over seven million Kenyans annually.

The Network is committed to protecting the environment and mitigating climate change, and this agenda cuts across all programmes and initiatives globally. It is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Accord and aims to become net zero carbon by 2030.

"Fragile Beauty" is part of Prince Hussain's work with Focused on Nature, a non-profit organisation he founded in 2014. FON's mission is to support the conservation and protection of threatened and endangered species and habitats.
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