Mark Jenkins Obituary,  Death – Yesterday, we were devastated to learn that our friend and former coworker Mark Jenkins, along with his son Peter, had been killed when the plane they were flying crashed in Tsavo National Park while they were on an aerial patrol for the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Both Mark and Peter were volunteers for the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Both Mark and Peter had been employed by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust at one point. Mark spent his entire life working to protect the environment and is also an expert bush pilot. He spent his whole working life in some of East Africa’s most well-known national parks, where he was responsible for the conservation of the local species.

In 2010, Mark lost his battle with cancer. Mark spent his childhood in Kenya’s Meru National Park, where his father held the position of Game Warden for the Kenya Wildlife Service. This established in Mark a deep-seated commitment to the conservation of wildlife that has lasted throughout his life. Before beginning his work as a Project Leader at FZS in 2014, Mark enjoyed a prosperous career with KWS and several other organizations. In the beginning, he was employed in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve. After that, he moved on to work in Serengeti National Park, and he remained there until 2016.

Mark is an experienced pilot who contributed to the development of the airwing at Serengeti National Park by bringing in two Aviat Husky aircraft that are specifically designed for anti-poaching and surveillance missions. These aircraft were specifically designed for anti-poaching and surveillance missions. Additionally, he was instrumental in the development of the first de-snaring teams inside the park, which helped to lessen the damage that snares had on the local fauna while also creating employment possibilities for the local community. Mark was a fiery and principled person with a strong will who never lacked the bravery to speak his mind and take a position for what he believed in. He always had a strong desire to speak up for what he believed in.

Because of his commanding presence, he was a formidable opponent who left an indelible impression wherever he went. He was a force that could not be ignored. Those of us who had the privilege of working with him will always remember him for his tenacity, thoughtfulness, enthusiasm, a smile that hinted at mischief, and his great love of animals and wilderness regions. We will also remember him for his smile, which hinted at mischief. We shall miss his kindness, his amusing stories, and his sometimes rather irreverent comments that always made us grin. He will also be much missed for his irreverent comments.

His snarky commentary is another trait of his that will be much missed. Mark was a devoted partner in marriage and a doting parent; he is survived by his wife and their kid. He will be sorely missed by everyone. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, who suffered the awful death of two beloved family members, as well as to their friends and to all of the conservationists who knew Mark and worked with him. His family suffered the unfortunate loss of two cherished family members. In addition, our sincerest condolences go out to the non-governmental group known as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, for which Mark flew the patrol the previous day.