Words: Rebecca Klein
It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of a legendary figure in Botswana conservation, Mr. Sedia Modise on the 29th August 2021. It is the country’s collective loss, though especially for his wife, Professor Oitsephile Modise, and his loving family, whom he adored. Well respected by all, here was a man who gave so much to his country during his life of service in environmental conservation and community development. Throughout his more than 40-year long career, he worked his way up to become the Director of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, the Country Programme Manager for the Peace Parks Foundation, the first Regional Coordinator for the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. More information on Sedia’s impressive profile of regional work can be found on the KAZA TFCA portal.
We are extremely grateful for Sedia’s long-term support of our work to conserve carnivores and their Kalahari home. His parting will be felt by so many. A great, wise tree has fallen in our forest. We must now grow to fill that gap and make him proud of what we achieve. May his legacy live on through as all. We will miss you Sedia, may your soul rest in peace and continue to guide us. Thank you from all of us at Cheetah Conservation Botswana.
Robala ka kagiso, Rre Modise.