Media highlights for African Parks in March and April 2016 included coverage by The BBC, The Independent, The Times, The Washington Post, Harper’s and others. Read more here
RWANDA: AKAGERA PARK TO REINTRODUCE RHINOS | All Africa, March 4th 2016.
Game lovers will soon have more options to look up to when they visit Akagera National Park once a deal to re-introduce the Black Rhino materialises.
THE FIGHT TO SAVE AFRICAN ELEPHANTS | The Washington Post, March 4th 2016.
Over the past half-century, elephant populations have declined in record numbers across the African continent, mostly from poaching to feed illegal ivory markets in Asia and elsewhere. War, too, has had devastating consequences for elephant herds.
TRACKING ELEPHANT POACHERS IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO |BBC News, March 15th 2016.
The BBC’s Alastair Leithead joins rangers in Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Garamba National Park as they hunt elephant poachers.
CHAD’S GENTLE GIANTS ARE CHARGING BACK | The Times, April 2nd 2016. The park director stepped off his verandah and strode across the sunbaked scrub towards a group of six bull elephants basking by a muddy pool yards from his house.
WILDLIFE PARKS ROCKED BY SHOCKWAVES OF WAR | The Times, April 5th 2016.
Rangers in Chad face large-scale poaching as conflict forces people to flee their homes.
BASF ZAMBIA SUPPORT RURAL EDUCATION PROJECT | African Parks Press Release: African Parks is pleased to announce details on the opening of the Zedupad Self-Learning Education Centre at the Chiundaponde Primary School in Bangweulu Wetlands.
ZAKOUMA: A LIFE-LINE FOR CHAD’S ELEPHANTS | The Independent, April 13th 2016.
There are few uplifting chapters in the recent history of Africa’s elephants. Almost 35,000 have been killed by poachers every year since 2010. Where they once roamed in their hundreds of thousands, now isolated herds dot the planes, many too traumatised to reproduce.
THE ELEPHANT CHIEF | Harper’s Magazine, April 14th 2016
As we approached the shore of Lake Ihema, Eugene Mutangana slowed the Land Cruiser to a stop. Our boat would be arriving soon, he said. Mutangana, the head of law enforcement at Rwanda’s Akagera National Park, had agreed to help me search for Mutware, an infamous ten-foot-tall African elephant who had lived in the area for decades.
I’LL BE BACK TO TACKLE POACHERS, SHOT RANGER VOWS | The Times, April 29th 2016
The bullet tore through his thigh, smashing his femur, as the ranger unit advanced towards a gang of poachers at the site of a freshly slain elephant.