"Today I’m in Liwonde National Park, Malawi, an important stop on our official tour of southern Africa, planting trees for the Queens Commonwealth Canopy. Here is a photograph I took today here in Liwonde of Baobab trees." —Prince Harry
See the photos of trees that inspire Prince Harry to save forests
The Duke of Sussex took over National Geographic's Instagram feed to raise awareness of the importance of forest conservation.
Forests are crucial tools for fighting climate change and protecting the one million species on the brink of extinction, but they are increasingly at risk. The critical ability of trees to absorb carbon dioxide humans place in the atmosphere has inspired many people to reforest swaths of protected lands and to think differently about a future of forest conservation.
It is this passion to protect the world’s forests that inspired the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to travel to parts of Africa—including Botswana, Angola, and Malawi—where the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) is introducing new forest conservation initiatives.
Today, the Duke of Sussex dedicated Liwonde National Park and adjoining Mangochi Forest in Malawi to the QCC. And