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"Chris Marais, was born in South Africa. He completed a BA (Hons) in National Strategy (political science), as well as a BA (Hons) and MA in Organisation Psychology, specialising in organisational development. Over the years he was extensively involved in cross-boundary activities, often facilitating situations between conflicting groups. He played a major role in bringing about community liaison structures between SANParks and the neighbouring communities bordering National Parks. He was intensely involved in outreach programmes during the civil war in Mozambique, where after he facilitated cross-boundary discussions between South-Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. " 
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- Leadership for Conservation in Africa Board, organizational web page, accessed September 13, 2012.