AfricanParksNetwork (@africanparksnetwork)

AfricanParksNetwork
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We are an NGO that manages National Parks across Africa to save wildlife.

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We are protecting more than 15,000 elephants across Africa to ensure they are able to breed and thrive, and roam safely in these protected landscapes. We are working daily to prevent elephants being killed by militarized poachers for the sale of their ivory, and preventing the destruction of their homes from habitat loss. African Parks has secured seven million hectares of national parks and protected areas to ensure elephants and other endangered species live long into the future. In Malawi alone, our rangers are protecting 90% of the country's elephant population, and just in August, we rehomed 520 elephants to restore Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. Find out more about that historic translocation and what we're doing for elephants and how you can help at africanparks.org photo: @zakouma_national_park #AfricanParks #Zakouma #Elephants #Wildlife #Malawi

We are protecting more than 15,000 elephants across Africa to ensure they are able to breed and thrive, and roam safely in these protected landscapes. We are working daily to prevent elephants being killed by militarized poachers for the sale of their ivory, and preventing the destruction of their homes from habitat loss. African Parks has secured seven million hectares of national parks and protected areas to ensure elephants and other endangered species live long into the future. In Malawi alone, our rangers are protecting 90% of the country's elephant population, and just in August, we rehomed 520 elephants to restore Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. Find out more about that historic translocation and what we're doing for elephants and how you can help at africanparks.org photo: @zakouma_national_park  #AfricanParks  #Zakouma  #Elephants  #Wildlife  #Malawi 

Another THREE new cheetah cubs have been documented in Liwonde National Park in Malawi!! This is the first time cheetah cubs have been born in Malawi in 20 years, and the first time for Liwonde in 100 years! The cubs were born to one of the four wild cheetahs translocated to the park in May this year. Decades of habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict and poaching severely reduced the nation’s predator populations, entirely eradicating cheetahs, a species threatened with extinction in Africa. The reintroduction of the cheetah is historic for the country and ushers in a new era for the park, where the return of large predators is part of a larger restoration plan for the parks’ natural ecosystem and the conservation of this highly vulnerable species. Together with the DNPW and the @endangeredwildlifetrust , we've been able to bring this iconic cat home. 
#AfricanParks #Malawi #BigCats #Liwonde #Cheetah #GoodNews #EWT #DNPW #welcomehome

Another THREE new cheetah cubs have been documented in Liwonde National Park in Malawi!! This is the first time cheetah cubs have been born in Malawi in 20 years, and the first time for Liwonde in 100 years! The cubs were born to one of the four wild cheetahs translocated to the park in May this year. Decades of habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict and poaching severely reduced the nation’s predator populations, entirely eradicating cheetahs, a species threatened with extinction in Africa. The reintroduction of the cheetah is historic for the country and ushers in a new era for the park, where the return of large predators is part of a larger restoration plan for the parks’ natural ecosystem and the conservation of this highly vulnerable species. Together with the DNPW and the @endangeredwildlifetrust  , we've been able to bring this iconic cat home. #AfricanParks  #Malawi  #BigCats  #Liwonde  #Cheetah  #GoodNews  #EWT  #DNPW  #welcomehome 

Zakouma’s floodplains are breathing and thriving with a myriad of wildlife congregating at various water points in the park.  Zakouma National Park in Chad is wildlife haven in the region. It’s an important breeding ground for almost 400  species of birds, as the south-eastern wetlands form part of the RAMSAR site “Inundation Plains of Bahr Auok and Salamat” – one of the largest in the world. It is not uncommon to see thousands of birds alongside the floodplains, accompanying herds of Tiang, Lelwels Hartebeest, Defassa Waterbuck, Olive Baboon and buffalo. Zakouma is also a place of safety for seriously threatened species including the Kordofan giraffe (which 50% of the remaining species lived within Zakouma, finding safety within its boundary)  and a recovering elephant population that is finally on the rise for the first time in over a decae.  Zakouma is becoming known as one of the most inspirational conservation success stories of our time. Photo @naturalistphoto #africanparks #zakouma #chad #wildlife #elephants #giraffe #birdsofinstagram

Zakouma’s floodplains are breathing and thriving with a myriad of wildlife congregating at various water points in the park. Zakouma National Park in Chad is wildlife haven in the region. It’s an important breeding ground for almost 400 species of birds, as the south-eastern wetlands form part of the RAMSAR site “Inundation Plains of Bahr Auok and Salamat” – one of the largest in the world. It is not uncommon to see thousands of birds alongside the floodplains, accompanying herds of Tiang, Lelwels Hartebeest, Defassa Waterbuck, Olive Baboon and buffalo. Zakouma is also a place of safety for seriously threatened species including the Kordofan giraffe (which 50% of the remaining species lived within Zakouma, finding safety within its boundary) and a recovering elephant population that is finally on the rise for the first time in over a decae. Zakouma is becoming known as one of the most inspirational conservation success stories of our time. Photo @naturalistphoto  #africanparks  #zakouma  #chad  #wildlife  #elephants  #giraffe  #birdsofinstagram 

Do you know what a young hyena cub sounds like? Our team, who is caring for two young rescued hyenas in @akagerapark , has recorded their vocalizations. The cubs can be frequently heard making a chattering noise which progresses into a high pitch cry when they are hungry. They are already making the well-known 'whooping' call, usually late at night or early in the morning. These two very young cubs are receiving round-the-clock to ensure their survival and rehabilitation back into the wild. A community member reported a hyena sighting outside the park, and when our team responded we found these two cubs separated from their mum, they were then immediately taken to safety where they are receiving round-the-clock care by our staff. The call of a hyena is a classic sound heard across national parks in Africa, as they are heard much more often than they are seen. We are looking forward to hearing their calls when they are released back into the park when they are older and can fend for themselves. Follow Akagera National Park for more updates about all the wildlife that call that park home. #AfricanParks #Akagera #Rwanda #Hyena #Wildlife #Nationalpark

Do you know what a young hyena cub sounds like? Our team, who is caring for two young rescued hyenas in @akagerapark  , has recorded their vocalizations. The cubs can be frequently heard making a chattering noise which progresses into a high pitch cry when they are hungry. They are already making the well-known 'whooping' call, usually late at night or early in the morning. These two very young cubs are receiving round-the-clock to ensure their survival and rehabilitation back into the wild. A community member reported a hyena sighting outside the park, and when our team responded we found these two cubs separated from their mum, they were then immediately taken to safety where they are receiving round-the-clock care by our staff. The call of a hyena is a classic sound heard across national parks in Africa, as they are heard much more often than they are seen. We are looking forward to hearing their calls when they are released back into the park when they are older and can fend for themselves. Follow Akagera National Park for more updates about all the wildlife that call that park home. #AfricanParks  #Akagera  #Rwanda  #Hyena  #Wildlife  #Nationalpark 

A poacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing an elephant in Nkhkotakota Wildlife Reserve, as Malawi continues to show their commitment in the fight against the wildlife trade. After receiving a tip-off about the incident, the DNPW launched a joint operation with the police and evidence led to this man being found guilty for killing a protected species. This follows the judgement passed in October where the Malawi government sentenced three people to a total of 36 years of prison time for poaching a black rhinoceros – the most severe penalty to be handed down for a serious wildlife crime since Malawi strengthened penalties by amending its National Parks and Wildlife Act in December last year.  Malawi has made a strong example of the consequences for wildlife crime and for the protection of critical species. Photo @plukmedia  #AfricanParks #Malawi #WildlifeCrime #WorthMoreAlive

A poacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing an elephant in Nkhkotakota Wildlife Reserve, as Malawi continues to show their commitment in the fight against the wildlife trade. After receiving a tip-off about the incident, the DNPW launched a joint operation with the police and evidence led to this man being found guilty for killing a protected species. This follows the judgement passed in October where the Malawi government sentenced three people to a total of 36 years of prison time for poaching a black rhinoceros – the most severe penalty to be handed down for a serious wildlife crime since Malawi strengthened penalties by amending its National Parks and Wildlife Act in December last year. Malawi has made a strong example of the consequences for wildlife crime and for the protection of critical species. Photo @plukmedia  #AfricanParks  #Malawi  #WildlifeCrime  #WorthMoreAlive 

Great apes, which include gorillas and chimps in Africa, are falling victim to the bushmeat crisis and the illegal pet trade. The @nytimes recently reported that in 2013 alone, smuggling claimed 22,000 wild apes who were either trafficked or killed. But did you know that several of the parks under our management are critical refuges for gorillas and chimpanzees and many other primates? In Odzala National Park in Congo alone, our rangers are protecting 22,000 gorillas! They are constantly removing snares, preventing illegal activities, and sadly often rescuing baby primates who have been taken from their families to be sold illegally for the pet trade. CLICK THE LINK in our bio to find out more about what we are doing and how you can help us keep them safe and in the wild, where they are meant to be. Photo Scott Ramsay / @love_wild_africa 
#GreatApes #Bushmeat #Gorillas #Chimps #Odzala #Chinko #SaveGreatApes #JointheCause #ProtectPrimates #Keepthemwild

Great apes, which include gorillas and chimps in Africa, are falling victim to the bushmeat crisis and the illegal pet trade. The @nytimes  recently reported that in 2013 alone, smuggling claimed 22,000 wild apes who were either trafficked or killed. But did you know that several of the parks under our management are critical refuges for gorillas and chimpanzees and many other primates? In Odzala National Park in Congo alone, our rangers are protecting 22,000 gorillas! They are constantly removing snares, preventing illegal activities, and sadly often rescuing baby primates who have been taken from their families to be sold illegally for the pet trade. CLICK THE LINK in our bio to find out more about what we are doing and how you can help us keep them safe and in the wild, where they are meant to be. Photo Scott Ramsay / @love_wild_africa  #GreatApes  #Bushmeat  #Gorillas  #Chimps  #Odzala  #Chinko  #SaveGreatApes  #JointheCause  #ProtectPrimates  #Keepthemwild 

Visiting the parks that we manage can make all the difference in conserving wildlife and empowering the surrounding local communities. Tourism creates jobs and the revenue from the park’s tourism is reinvested in the communities in the form of access to education, healthcare and other needs. Tourism can provide an alternative income that is more sustainable in the long-term than large-scale agriculture or poaching.  @akagerapark in Rwanda is one such destination  that an African safari-goer should choose because of how that directly supports wildlife conservation.  The success of our partnership with the government and the communities has enabled wildlife to thrive in Akagera, illustrating that the most successful examples of wildlife conservation are often achieved through community involvement. Photo: Scott Ramsay / @love_wild_africa #AfricanParks #Wildlife #Akagera #Rwanda #Tourism @bucketlisters  #visitAfrica #beautifuldestinations

Visiting the parks that we manage can make all the difference in conserving wildlife and empowering the surrounding local communities. Tourism creates jobs and the revenue from the park’s tourism is reinvested in the communities in the form of access to education, healthcare and other needs. Tourism can provide an alternative income that is more sustainable in the long-term than large-scale agriculture or poaching. @akagerapark  in Rwanda is one such destination that an African safari-goer should choose because of how that directly supports wildlife conservation. The success of our partnership with the government and the communities has enabled wildlife to thrive in Akagera, illustrating that the most successful examples of wildlife conservation are often achieved through community involvement. Photo: Scott Ramsay / @love_wild_africa  #AfricanParks  #Wildlife  #Akagera  #Rwanda  #Tourism  @bucketlisters  #visitAfrica  #beautifuldestinations 

Located in the heart of the Congo and a designated World Heritage Site, @garamba_national_park is one of the oldest parks in Africa. However, decades of poaching at the hands of rebel armies and militarized poachers have decimated its once prolific elephant herds. When African Parks assumed management of the park in 2005, our top priority has been to overhaul law enforcement and secure the park. Today, our over 220-strong ranger team on the ground is bringing stability to this area thanks to their dedicated and tireless efforts to protect the people and wildlife who live there. Poaching of elephants is still the main threat in this park, as the demand for ivory continues. But our staff and rangers are doing all we can to create safe spaces, and allow wildlife to do what they do - to breed and thrive. Photo: @lifethroughalensphotography  #AfricanParks #Wildlife #Rangers #Intheirshoes #outfitaranger #DRC #Garamba #Congo #TheProtectors

Located in the heart of the Congo and a designated World Heritage Site, @garamba_national_park  is one of the oldest parks in Africa. However, decades of poaching at the hands of rebel armies and militarized poachers have decimated its once prolific elephant herds. When African Parks assumed management of the park in 2005, our top priority has been to overhaul law enforcement and secure the park. Today, our over 220-strong ranger team on the ground is bringing stability to this area thanks to their dedicated and tireless efforts to protect the people and wildlife who live there. Poaching of elephants is still the main threat in this park, as the demand for ivory continues. But our staff and rangers are doing all we can to create safe spaces, and allow wildlife to do what they do - to breed and thrive. Photo: @lifethroughalensphotography  #AfricanParks  #Wildlife  #Rangers  #Intheirshoes  #outfitaranger  #DRC  #Garamba  #Congo  #TheProtectors 

Two very young hyena cubs are receiving round-the-clock care from @akagerapark in Rwanda to ensure their survival and rehabilitation back into the wild. A community member reported a hyena sighting outside the park boundaries, and when our team responded we found these two young hyenas separated from their mum. They were immediately taken to safety where they are receiving care by our staff, under the guidance of vets and rehabilitation centers with experience caring for wild hyenas. Akagera has returned seven hyenas to the park this year who were reported outside the park boundary, which is part of our human wildlife conflict mitigation strategy. Local communities are working with us to report any wildlife outside the park which helps us resolve conflicts and return the animals to the park. By working together we were able to rescue these two cubs, who were estimated to be 4-weeks old weighing less than 2kg each. They are now eating well and putting on needed weight, almost doubling in size in the last four weeks! But it is a long-term commitment hyena's in the wild can drink milk for over a year and only start eating meat at around 5 months old! We'll make sure to follow Akagera for more updates from the park! #africanparks #akagera #rwanda #hyena #rescue

Two very young hyena cubs are receiving round-the-clock care from @akagerapark  in Rwanda to ensure their survival and rehabilitation back into the wild. A community member reported a hyena sighting outside the park boundaries, and when our team responded we found these two young hyenas separated from their mum. They were immediately taken to safety where they are receiving care by our staff, under the guidance of vets and rehabilitation centers with experience caring for wild hyenas. Akagera has returned seven hyenas to the park this year who were reported outside the park boundary, which is part of our human wildlife conflict mitigation strategy. Local communities are working with us to report any wildlife outside the park which helps us resolve conflicts and return the animals to the park. By working together we were able to rescue these two cubs, who were estimated to be 4-weeks old weighing less than 2kg each. They are now eating well and putting on needed weight, almost doubling in size in the last four weeks! But it is a long-term commitment hyena's in the wild can drink milk for over a year and only start eating meat at around 5 months old! We'll make sure to follow Akagera for more updates from the park! #africanparks  #akagera  #rwanda  #hyena  #rescue 

Building a future for children who love to learn: Students in Malawi have received a new classroom provided by Liwonde National Park. Prior to the classroom, these children were learning under the shade of a tree – committed to their education, no matter where the lessons took place. When our park staff visited Sambammanja Primary School in 2015, they saw the dedication of the students, coupled with their desperate need for a classroom and an administration block. The school had a single school block and a makeshift shelter for 870 students who attend the school, meaning that only grades one to three could be accommodated in the building. Our staff quickly began helping and now students from grades one to six can actually attend school. Education is a priority in the areas where we work, in 2016 more than 3,600 children received an education through the parks under our management. Every child deserves the right to an education and donations made to African Parks help us make sure communities get what they need. To donate to Africa Parks where 100% of your donation goes to the ground where it matters most, visit the link in our bio. 📷 @lifethroughalensphotography 
#AfricanParks #Malawi #Education #GoodNews

Building a future for children who love to learn: Students in Malawi have received a new classroom provided by Liwonde National Park. Prior to the classroom, these children were learning under the shade of a tree – committed to their education, no matter where the lessons took place. When our park staff visited Sambammanja Primary School in 2015, they saw the dedication of the students, coupled with their desperate need for a classroom and an administration block. The school had a single school block and a makeshift shelter for 870 students who attend the school, meaning that only grades one to three could be accommodated in the building. Our staff quickly began helping and now students from grades one to six can actually attend school. Education is a priority in the areas where we work, in 2016 more than 3,600 children received an education through the parks under our management. Every child deserves the right to an education and donations made to African Parks help us make sure communities get what they need. To donate to Africa Parks where 100% of your donation goes to the ground where it matters most, visit the link in our bio. 📷 @lifethroughalensphotography  #AfricanParks  #Malawi  #Education  #GoodNews 

Did you know we are protecting more than 15,000 elephants across our parks, spanning an incredible 7 million hectares of national parks in Africa? These elephants are being protected by our 1,000-strong ranger force who ensure the safety and security of countless of animals that live and depend on these parks. But it doesn’t end here, these brave men and women are also bringing stability to regions even beyond the parks boundaries, so that thousands of local people have the safety to be employed, send their children to school, and receive medical treatment.  These parks are a beacon of hope for people and wildlife across Africa, and we estimated that just last year alone, 2.1 million benefited from the parks under our management. To help us continue to save more wildlife and to help change people’s lives, please consider donating to African Parks today by clicking the link in our bio – where 100% of your donation goes directly to on the ground, where it matters most. Photo: @brentstirton 
#Africa #AfricanParks #Wildlife #Rangers #Community #GoodNews #BeMoved #Donate

Did you know we are protecting more than 15,000 elephants across our parks, spanning an incredible 7 million hectares of national parks in Africa? These elephants are being protected by our 1,000-strong ranger force who ensure the safety and security of countless of animals that live and depend on these parks. But it doesn’t end here, these brave men and women are also bringing stability to regions even beyond the parks boundaries, so that thousands of local people have the safety to be employed, send their children to school, and receive medical treatment. These parks are a beacon of hope for people and wildlife across Africa, and we estimated that just last year alone, 2.1 million benefited from the parks under our management. To help us continue to save more wildlife and to help change people’s lives, please consider donating to African Parks today by clicking the link in our bio – where 100% of your donation goes directly to on the ground, where it matters most. Photo: @brentstirton  #Africa  #AfricanParks  #Wildlife  #Rangers  #Community  #GoodNews  #BeMoved  #Donate 

A beautiful and rare sight as two very young lion cubs are spotted for the first time, playing together as their mother keeps a watchful eye in @zakouma_national_park , in Chad.  Zakouma has become a safe haven for Central and West African wildlife including the Kordofan giraffe and a recovering elephant population. African Parks assumed management of the park in 2010 and through our partnership with the Chadian Government have been able to ensure stability and security for both local communities and wildlife. This has paved the way for us to increase our conservation footprint in Chad under the Greater Zakouma Ecosystem, almost doubling our footprint, to ensure more wildlife and people are able to benefit from well-protected parks. Photo by Lynie Pispisano #AfricanParks #Zakouma #Conservation #Lions #Elephants #Giraffe #goodnews

A beautiful and rare sight as two very young lion cubs are spotted for the first time, playing together as their mother keeps a watchful eye in @zakouma_national_park  , in Chad. Zakouma has become a safe haven for Central and West African wildlife including the Kordofan giraffe and a recovering elephant population. African Parks assumed management of the park in 2010 and through our partnership with the Chadian Government have been able to ensure stability and security for both local communities and wildlife. This has paved the way for us to increase our conservation footprint in Chad under the Greater Zakouma Ecosystem, almost doubling our footprint, to ensure more wildlife and people are able to benefit from well-protected parks. Photo by Lynie Pispisano #AfricanParks  #Zakouma  #Conservation  #Lions  #Elephants  #Giraffe  #goodnews 

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