Iain Douglas-Hamilton presented with Royal Warrant of Appointment

Ian Douglas-Hamilton and Doctor Christian Turner
Iain Douglas-Hamilton (right) is presented with a Royal Warrant of Appointment by British High Commissioner to Kenya, Doctor Christian Turner (Photo via Twitter @HCCTurner)

Save The Elephants’ Iain Douglas-Hamilton CBE, has been presented with a Royal Warrant of Appointment.

Iain Douglas-Hamilton CBE is a zoologist known for his study of elephants. He earned both a B.Sc. in biology and a D.Phil. in zoology from Oriel College, Oxford, and he is the recipient of the 2010 Indianapolis Prize for his work on elephant conservation.

In 1993, he founded the organization Save the Elephants and is a frequent keynote speaker at the annual Wildlife Conservation Network expo.

Recently, he appeared alongside his daughter, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, in episodes of This Wild Life, a BBC TV programme which followed the family both at home and at work at the Elephant Watch camp in Samburu.

A Royal Warrant of Appointment is a mark of recognition of those who have supplied goods or services to the Households of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales for at least five years, and who have an ongoing trading arrangement. The reigning British Monarch decides who may grant Royal Warrants.

The presentation of the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Mr Douglas-Hamilton was made by British High Commissioner to Kenya, Doctor Christian Turner.