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A Tribute To The Life Of Gareth Jones (1961-2022): A Man Who Loved God & All His Creation

A Dedicated Wildlife Conservationist, A Wonderful Husband, A Loving Father, An Amazing Friend & A Passionate Writer & Photographer.

Message From Gareth Jones On the 19th Of May 2022, Just A Few Days Before He Left Us…

“..I’m indeed privileged to live so close to wildlife…Nairobi is very unique in that a priceless “GEM” we call the Nairobi National Park is still intact and thriving in some ways.. while in the process of becoming a “green island surrounded by a sea of human development”….my continuing motivation for writing the articles is to hopefully communicate to many people to ensure that there is a desire to keep Kenya’s GOD given natural heritage intact for future generations to enjoy!!! 🤔🙏🏼…”

Where do we begin? Trefor Gareth Jones, known by many as Gareth Jones was an extraordinary human, who lived a very humble life, dedicating most of his life to wildlife. He was involved in wildlife conservation for more than 50 years. His father was a warden, and he too was appointed in 1986 by gazette in South African Parliament as an honorary ranger (warden) for South African National Parks. He played a very active role in conservation of many parks South African & East African, including the famous city park, one of his most visited; the Nairobi National Park. During his lifetime, he had more than 5,000 visits to this park alone and if you asked visitors of the park, they’d vouch that he was one of the few to know the park so well. He was a good Samaritan of the park and has also helped many vehicles that got stuck in black cotton. In 2020, he was appointed the Chairman of the FoNNaP Board, leading his team fervently through the pandemic. He was an amazing human, with immense love and passion for all the animals; big & small. He was famous for his articles and wildlife photography and wrote for different media, including H&S Magazine where he has contributed almost 200 articles, all of which have been listed here for his fans not just in Africa but from all around the world to access. This page is dedicated in honour of our dear friend, who was also a father-figure & mentor to the founders of H&S Magazine. So today we celebrate the life of Gareth Jones, a conservationist, photographer, writer and most of all the voice of the many voiceless creatures!

Lastly, we want to end with a beautiful poem written by Gareth himself, titled ‘Just Life!’. We hope he inspires you as he has inspired us & many others across the globe, to leave this world a better place for the future generations!

JUST LIFE! By Gareth Jones

A loving twinkle in my father’s eye
started life blessed from up high
from the time of a baby’s birth
there is much to do while on earth.

And as we mature and grow
who’s to know how life will go
from the womb to the groom
the groom to the tomb.

So many people wondering why?
We are born and then we die.
Wondering what is the reason
of life within for every season.

And even though we do our best
much of life is a kind of test
right from our humble start
it’s a test from within the heart.

A constant battle of the mind
to forgive more and be kind
each precious life has a story
hopefully to give GOD glory.

And even when we struggle to win
as we are weighed down with sin
Thankfully, love runs the life race
with us and gives us grace.

As many look to the cross
to be set free from great loss
for whom the SON sets free
is free indeed, so much joy to be.

Our hearts thrive on love
especially agape from above
Fear not the seemingly unknown
by faith, trust GOD where we are going.

For from the time of our birth
this very short time on earth
is but a mere apprenticeship
Preparing for life in ETERNITY.

 

 

On A Mission For The Wild Animals

“However today…I’m a bit stunned….a short version of my testimony reached millions of people in South Africa today…in 5 of the largest Afrikaans newspapers….🙏🏻” – Gareth Jones (23rd May 2020)


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COLOBUS MONKEYS IN DIANI! Early one morning, I walked out behind our accommodation at Diani Beach Chalets to explore the natural sights. Suddenly a movement caught my eye, it was a colobus monkey in a tree

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK: THE BATTLE OF THE BULLS Some time back it was late in the afternoon as heavy rain clouds moved over the park, I decided to drive across the park and exit at Masai

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - FLIGHT FEEDING FRENZY!!! - By GARETH JONES Early one morning after some good rain, I drove past junction No4A parallel to the stream. Suddenly I observed a lot of activity near the

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - THE FISHING KINGS!!! - By GARETH JONES After plentiful rains this year, all of the rivers, streams and dams are well filled. The rains are always restoring and bring an abundance of

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CLICKS FOR BETTER PICS - IT'S ALL ABOUT WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY!!! - By GARETH JONES I do not pretend to know everything about taking good wildlife photos, but over a period of half a century hopefully, some

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NAIROBI LAKES - WET, WILD & WONDERFUL!!! - By GARETH JONES Let us just imagine for a moment …We parked near the main gate with a new sign that stated “WELCOME TO NAIROBI LAKES NATIONAL PARK”,

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TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK - BRAVO IT'S TSAVO!!! - By GARETH JONES The alarm clock buzzed at 04h00, we rapidly awoke and packed a few remaining items into our car and left Nairobi just after 05H00.

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK: THE UNSUNG HERO – MERVYN COWIE!!! - By GARETH JONES In 1898 the Uganda Railway project reached a point where there was a swampy section at the railway marker of “mile 326”. The

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - BIG CAT COMMUNICATION!! - By GARETH JONES Late one afternoon I sat quietly in the Langata forest watching a sleeping lion in the hope that he would awaken from his slumber and

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - PACKS AND PUPS!! - By GARETH JONES Early one cool morning we entered the East gate and drove towards the middle of the park. Soon I saw a movement next to the

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AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK - AWESOME AMBOSELI!! - By GARETH JONES The alarm clock buzzed at 04h00, we rapidly awoke and packed a few remaining items into our car and left Nairobi just after 05H00. I always

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - THE WORLD OF ANTS!! - By GARETH JONES My vehicle stopped suddenly near the Kingfisher picnic site, in front me a moving mass snaked its way across the road, a closer inspection

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LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - WORTH A VISIT!! - By GARETH JONES For many years we have enjoyed occasional weekend visits to Lake Nakuru National Park. It is indeed a wonderful place to escape from the

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MERU NATIONAL PARK: 'MAGNIFICENT MERU' - By GARETH JONES The alarm clock buzzed at 04h00, we rapidly awoke and packed a few remaining items into our car and left Nairobi just after 05H00. I always try

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK'S LIONS ALSO KNOWN AS PANTHERA LEO - By GARETH JONES For thousands of years, lions (Panthera leo) have roamed the area we call Nairobi today. Humans have also co-existed with wildlife in this

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - RUN BABY RUN!! - By GARETH JONES As I drove through the park late one afternoon after a good shower of rain, I noticed some movement in the small stream “lugga” in

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - NEARLY NEXT DOOR!! - By GARETH JONES The alarm clock buzzed at 05h00 as we awoke to a new day and arrived at the gate just after 06H00. On a number of

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - SOME REPTILE STORIES!! - By GARETH JONES The Nile Monitor After a cold day, the sun finally came out giving some warmth. I drove down towards the Hyena dam, and I saw a

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - SECRETS OF THE FOREST!! - BY GARETH JONES There is something mysterious and wondrous about being in a natural forest, and the Langata forest part of the Nairobi National Park is such

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - THE SAFARI SAMARITANS - BY GARETH JONESOne thing that has always touched me in life, is when people help those in need, especially when they expect nothing in return. Many people

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EGGS & CHICKS!!! - BIRD WATCHING - BY GARETH JONES Over the years we have enjoyed so many aspects of the Nairobi National Park, always with an air of expectation and anticipation mixed with the excitement

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WONDERFUL WORMS & WINGS: BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS! - BY GARETH JONES We drove slowly along a rough track in the Athi Basin, as we passed a small acacia tree, just then I noticed a large predominantly green

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THE NAIROBI ANTELOPE - THE LITTLE ONES- BY GARETH JONES Many people only seem to notice the larger creatures like rhinos, buffalo, giraffes, lions etc. when visiting the park, however there are many interesting small creatures

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THE NAIROBI ELEPHANTS - BABIES & IVORY - BY GARETH JONES Recently whilst stopping at the Ivory burn site with a visitor, I noticed some lesser striped swallows on top of one of the piles of

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THE NAIROBI SERVALS - A SERVAL FAMILY! - BY GARETH JONES When driving in the Nairobi National Park, always be prepared for those “suddenly” moments when you see something rare or special. It is good to

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THE NAIROBI REEDBUCK! - BY GARETH JONES Late one afternoon I drove to the Hyena dam area, it was very evident that some parts of the park were looking green, with various sightings of herbivores and

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THE NAIROBI LIONS - LIONS ON SIGNS - BY GARETH JONES Recently I saw many vehicles parked along the main road near No. 2 junction, so instead of joining the “lion jam”, I watched from a

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FUNNY CREATURES OF NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK- THE LAUGHING HYENAS!!! - BY GARETH JONES Early morning drives through the park are events that have a feeling of the unexpected. Such an event happened near junction No7, after

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK- CROCODILES!! - BY GARETH JONES It was a cold cloudy morning as I sat quietly at the Hyena dam, waiting and watching to see what bird action there was. Suddenly a movement caught

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IN THE NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK WATER IS LIFE! - BY GARETH JONES Over many years I have noted that most of us are still in “City mode” when we enter a national park, and would like

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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - THE GREEN ISLAND! - BY GARETH JONES In the Athi basin many species are currently preparing to cross the Athi river to move out of the Nairobi Park. This seasonal movement out

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THE NAIROBI VEGETATION- A GREEN SCENE! - BY GARETH JONES After some good rain, new life often blossoms in many ways. Flowers blossom with bright splashes of colour, standing out magnificently against the green surroundings, and

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NAIROBI BABOONS – THE OLIVE TROOPS! - BY GARETH JONES Not too long ago much wildlife roamed freely in the Nairobi area as there was very little human development, however in the last 100 years the

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THE NAIROBI LIONS - FAME BY NAME!! - BY GARETH JONES A vervet monkey chattered the local bush news from a nearby treetop. Uharaaw rolled over and laughed as hard as a full grown lion can

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HIPPO ON THE GO!! - BY GARETH JONES Some years ago it was getting late on a cloudy day and almost becoming evening, and being tired after a long day, I rode slowly but purposefully through

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NAIROBI CITY ESCAPE - THE BUSH BUZZ!! - BY GARETH JONES In this fast and often crazy world we live in ,many people like to "escape from the city" and spend time in a natural environment.

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NAIROBI’S REGAL EAGLES!! - BY GARETH JONES Early on a fresh summer morning after heavy rain the night before I drove slowly through the park, hoping to see something special. A large bird sat perched on

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MICA THE MIGHTY! - BY GARETH JONES For many years my chosen route to work and back was through the Nairobi National Park, and as a result I have had thousands of game drives. Naturally I

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? NAIROBI PARK SNAKES! - BY GARETH JONES It was getting late after a hot day, I watched the sun was setting fast. I drove along just looking straight ahead, as it was difficult to see

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THE GNU’S NEWS! - BY GARETH JONES Every new day brings something different. Very early one fine morning about ten years ago, I approached the No7-Karen Primary dam, I noticed a jackal at the water, the

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THE ROYAL CRANES! - BY GARETH JONES We slowly approached a treed area where there was a dam with reeds. As we sat quietly waiting, a family of grey crowned cranes emerged from the long grass

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BLACK & WHITE IS GREY - BY GARETH JONES It is always a thrill to see Rhino in the wild, just a few days ago I saw some White Rhino peacefully grazing in the park. That

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NAIROBI BUFFALO HERDS - BY GARETH JONES Some years ago, as I rounded a bend in the Langata forest, the road was full of buffalo. There were so many, from tiny calves to cows to young

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UNIQUE AFRICAN ANTELOPE - BY GARETH JONES Wow! What a sight for the naked eye to behold, before me stood a big herd of elands, moving slowly across the Embakasi plains as they grazed and

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The Story Of The Lurking Leopards - Written by Gareth Jones It was early morning on a crisply cold day in September 2014. I decided to change my normal route and drove past the Kingfisher picnic

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Secretive Serval Cats Spotted In Nairobi National Park - Written by Gareth Jones When driving in the Nairobi National Park, always be prepared for those “suddenly” moments when you see something rare or special. It is

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? FUN IN THE SUN! ? The alarm clock buzzed at 05h00 as we awoke to a new day and arrived at the gate just after 06H00. The master plan was to spend the entire day in

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For thousands of years lions have roamed the area we call Nairobi today. Humans have also co-existed with wildlife in this area for thousands of years. However within the last 120 years there have been

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A car stopped next to me and asked ‘Where are the lions?’ I answered them in the way I often do and said “Well actually I usually pray before going to the park, that God

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We recently witnessed an incredible event at the Hyena dam in the Nairobi National Park. A fish eagle landed on the bank of the dam and stood for a while. Then it suddenly took off,

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