Christopher Chungu, first secretary of the embassy of the Republic of Zambia, will give a speech during the African Conservancy's first annual gala event on Saturday. The nonprofit organization preserving African wildlife and traditional cultures has headquarters in Vista. The event also will include a silent auction of pieces of African art, safari packages and other African Conservancy items.
The African Conservancy maintains a base of operations in Lusaka, Zambia and is developing tourism, socioeconomic, wildlife protection and species reintroduction programs in Africa. Its paid project staff is composed primarily of African locals.
For more information about the African Conservancy, visit the Web site www.africanconservancy.org.