Prince Henrik in Myanmar
Prince Henrik has taken on a working trip to Myanmar, where the climate at this time of year is nothing more pleasant than in Winter cold Denmark.
The heat index for Myanmar lies above the 30, and the sun is shining from a cloudless sky in Yangon, Myanmar, where Prince Henry is right now. The prince, who has retired from most official duties at home, is not on a beach holiday.
Prince Henrik is on working trip, for now using the time helping the organizations and patronages that his heart aches for. One of them is the WWF, that Prince Henrik started in Denmark, and he is still president in Denmark of.
Together with its international project director, Jacob Shawl, Prince Henrik is on a trip around Myanmar, formerly Burma, to visit and see for himself the many projects in the country, which WWF supports and puts work in. The work in the country is multiform, but WWF's focus is mostly on the protection of nature and endangered species.
Especially nature and wildlife in the hitherto very closed country is seriously threatened by the country's rapid growth, in commercial, economic and population terms. Forest areas where a very large population of wild life's favorable homestead is under pressure, and WWF and Prince Henrik are trying to inspire both the government and local people to put more appreciative of nature and wildlife and make suggestions on how to keep tha damage to wildlife, forests, rivers as minimal as possible.
Such projects are Prince Henrik's heart close, and he has traveled from north to south in the country to see and visit as many projects as possible.