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Prince Hussain Aga Khan has been an avid tropical fish hobbyist since the age of five and amphibian enthusiast since he was 14. At 14, he started scuba diving and developed a keen interest in conservation. He started travelling to the tropics frequently at secondary school, and began taking photographs of fauna and flora on a trip to the Brazilian Amazon in 1996.
He is chair of the board of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, focusing mainly on disaster risk reduction and emergency management in Central Asia, Pakistan and India.
He also serves on the board of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), and sits on the AKDN Committee, the oversight body of the Aga Khan Development Network.
An assembly of his rainforest photographs from seven countries, entitled Rainforests and including statistics related to deforestation and biodiversity, appeared in three exhibits in the US in 2004. His work has also been exhibited in Paris at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (2007), at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco for the Blue Ocean Film Festival (2015), at the IUCN ocean conference in Hawaii in 2016, and again at the museum in Monaco for the 20th anniversary of Prince Albert’s foundation (2016). His photography was recently featured at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi.
Collections of his photographs have been published in two books, Animal Voyage in 2004 (new edition printed in 2007) and Diving into Wildlife in 2015. Some of Hussain’s photographs have appeared on NaDonal Geographic blogs. Since 2009 his focus has mainly been on underwater photography, especially of turtles, sharks, whales and dolphins.
Focused On Nature, the small conservation fund that Prince Hussain established with Nazir Sunderji in 2014, has supported the conservation of sharks, cetaceans and African elephants. Smaller or infrequent grants have gone to the preservation of manta rays, rhinoceroses, orangutang, and endangered amphibians in Central America. Should FON grow, Hussain and Nazir would like to address rainforests, more great apes, more amphibians, and coral reefs.