African Parks Conservation

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Who is African Parks

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. They currently manage 15 national parks and protected areas in eight countries covering seven million hectares: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Zambia.

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African Parks' Destinations

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Zakouma National Park, Chad

Situated just south of the Sahara Desert and above the fertile rainforest regions, Zakouma is positioned to be the foremost safe haven for Central and West African wildlife. Read more about Zakouma National Park.

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Bangweulu Wetlands, Zambia

Bangweulu is a community-owned park in north-eastern. Its unique floral and faunal diversity set the stage for a spectacular display of more than 433 different bird species, including the rare and prehistoric-looking shoebill. Read more about Bangweulu Wetlands.

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Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia

Liuwa Plain National Park is situated in the western reaches of Zambia and has the distinction of having one of the longest established conservation histories throughout the continent. Read more about Liuwa Plains.

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Odzala-Kokoua, Congo

This nirvana for nature-lovers is situated in the heart of the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, harbouring approximately 22,000 western lowland gorillas, elusive forest elephants and approximately 444 bird species. Read more about Odzala-Kokoua National Park.

African Park Projects

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500 Elephants

In an extraordinary journey, African Parks has moved 500 elephants to a new home in Malawi. This was one of the largest and most significant elephant translocations in human history. 

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Rhino Move

In an historic move, African Parks will be reintroducing approximately 20 Eastern black rhinos from South Africa to Rwanda - bringing this endangered species back to the country for the first time in over a decade.

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African Parks have ensured that the rare and threatened shoebills remains well protected from the threat of the live bird trade in Zambia.

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Lowland Gorillas

The habituation programme set up by African Parks for the lowland Gorillas in Congo have seen two gorilla groups thrive, bringing back the much needed tourism to the park.

What African Parks do

Their work is based on 5 key pillars, actions and outcomes.   

Pillar one

Law Enforcement.