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CHINESE EMBASSY IN THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO DONATES $70000 TO THE CONSERVATION OF ODZALA-KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK

something... [2016 © Wang Yifei]

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, has donated US $70,000 to Odzala-Kokoua National Park which will be used for the repair and maintenance of 42 kilometres of road in the park.These roads connect the two tourist camps, Mboko and Lango, with the airstrip and the town of Mbomo.




AFRICAN PARKS AWARDED MORE THAN TWO AND A HALF MILLION EUROS BY THE DUTCH POSTCODE LOTTERY FOR ELEPHANT CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN MALAWI

Left: Sophie Vossenaar, Fundraising Director Europe, African Parks; René Hooft Graafland, Chairman Stichting African Parks Foundation. Right: Liwonde National Park is home to the largest elephant population in Malawi. Photographs: ROY BEUSKER and AFRICAN  [2016 © ROY BEUSKER and MIKE DEXTER]

African Parks, a not-for-profit conservation organisation, is proud to announce it was awarded €2.6 million by the Dutch Postcode Lottery as one of their ‘Extra Awards’ for the restoration of Liwonde National Park and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, at the annual Goed Geld gala held in Amsterdam last week.




BLACK RHINO TO RETURN TO AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK, RWANDA AFTER 10 YEAR ABSENCE

something... [2016 © African Parks, Bryan Havermann, Greg Macvean]

African Parks’ plans to reintroduce black rhinos into Akagera National Park, Rwanda have been given a £100 000 boost by the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery in the United Kingdom. It is estimated that the initiative to reintroduce the species into the park after an absence of 10 years will cost more than £1million.




NEW LUXURY SAFARI CAMP TO BE BUILT IN LIUWA PLAIN NATIONAL PARK ZAMBIA

something... [2016 © Burrard-Lucas]

African Parks, a conservation non-profit, and Norman Carr Safaris are proud to announce details of the investment in, and construction of, a luxury camp in Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia. Mambeti is being funded by African Parks donors with the design and construction being implemented by the award-winning Norman Carr Safaris group which will also manage and market the new offering. Construction on Mambeti will start in February 2016 and the camp is expected to open in early 2017.




SOLUTION TO HUMAN WILDLIFE CONFLICT UNDER WAY AT LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK, MALAWI

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African Parks is pleased to announce that the fencing of the entire 130km perimeter of Liwonde National Park, Malawi is currently under way. A top priority for park management, this initiative is designed to reduce human wildlife conflict, a longstanding problem in the area and one of the reasons African Parks was invited to take over the management of the park by the Malawian Government.




AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK AERIAL CENSUS AUGUST 2015

something... [2015 © Jes Gruner]

In August this year, Akagera Management Company conducted the third aerial census of the park since their management of Akagera, following the 2010 and the 2013 surveys. The following provides a summary and extracts from the report produced by Derek MacPhereson.



LION GUARDIANS VISIT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AROUND AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

something... [2015 © Sarah Hall]

The Lions Guardians have completed their three week programme training rangers in Akagera. The purpose of their visit was to educate Akagera staff, and rangers in particular, on lions and their behaviour. With the absence of lions for more than 15 years, most of the rangers in Akagera had no experience with lions and while they shared the excitement of the rest of Rwanda to have the lions back, as their closest neighbours, there was also some fear and uncertainty. Following the Lions Guardians’ visit the Rangers now feel equipped with the knowledge to confidently patrol in the park and track the lions for monitoring.




ACCOUNT OF EVENTS OCT 5TH- OCT 8TH RESULTING IN FOUR RANGERS KILLED IN ACTION, GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK, DRC

something... [2015 © Andrew Brukman]

The below is the tragic and very real account from Erik Mararv, Park Manager of Garamba, of the latest devastating poaching incident that resulted in claiming the lives of four Rangers in DRC's Garamba National Park, one of ten parks managed by African Parks. The sobering details reveal the grave reality of what is happening on the ground, the bravery of so many, and at times the insurmountable losses that occur – all in the fight in saving Africa’s wildlife. African Parks has an insurance policy in place that provides for the victims' families. Our hearts are heavy, and our condolences are with all the Rangers and their families during this very difficult time.




FOUR MEN KILLED BY POACHERS IN GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK DRC

A herd of elephant on a green plain [2012 © David Santiago Garcia]

It is with deep regret that African Parks announces the death of Garamba rangers Anselme Kimbesa Muhindo, Andre Gada Migifuloyo and Djuma Adalu Uweko, and Colonel Jacques Sukamate Lusengo, the member of the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC), who was assisting with patrols. The four men leave their wives and a total of 14 children.




AFRICAN PARKS INITIATES MEASURES TO REDUCE HUMAN WILDLIFE CONFLICT IN LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK, MALAWI

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It has been a challenging start for the park management team at Liwonde National Park in Malawi since African Parks officially took over the management of the park on 1 August 2015. Seven people have tragically lost their lives and an eighth sustained serious injury over a period of just seven weeks. Liwonde National Park is currently unfenced.




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