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Wednesday 26th January 2022
It is with great sadness that we heard this morning that our LionAid Patron John Rendall died at his home over the weekend.
Our thoughts too, today, are with Derek Cattani, the official photographer of Christian the Lion. Derek and John worked together tirelessly, campaigning for effective lion conservation and for sharing the joy of life with Christian, and we are very proud to have Derek as one of our Trustees.
Derek today has penned this lovely tribute to John:
Such a great loss not only to his family and friends but also to LionAid as Patron and all the amazing work he did In keeping conservation in Africa a top priority and a great campaigner through the numerous charity lectures John and I did around the UK.
I have known John for more than 50 years, in that time and as the official photographer of Christian the Lion we have produced some 6 books on his life growing up in London and then going back to Africa to be reintroduced into the wilds of Kenya helped by the great conservationist George Adamson. Our last book was `Christian the Lion `The Illustrated Legacy` published by Bradt.
I will continue to do Charity lecture talks and show my many images, John`s conservation work will live on through the wonderful work of LionAid a charity he was so passionate about.
John you will be greatly missed.
RIP John Rendall, proud Australian and a good man. 1946-2022.
Now reunited with Christian.
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