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ÉCO-GARDE ABBATTU PAR DES BRACONNIERS AU PARC NATIONAL DE LA GARAMBA, RDC

Agoyo Mbikoyo [2015 © African Parks]

African Parks a le profond regret de vous faire part du décès tragique de l’éco-garde de la Garamba, Agoyo Mbikoyo, le 25 Avril dans le parc. Agoyo a été tué par un groupe de braconniers armés à proximité du camp de son équipe. Il a réussi à revenir au camp mais s’est effondré et est décédé instantanément. Il était en patrouille pour 10 jours afin de surveiller des troupeaux d'éléphants dans la partie sud du parc au moment de l'incident.




RANGER KILLED BY POACHERS IN GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK, DRC

Agoyo Mbikoyo [2015 © African Parks]

African Parks regrets to announce the tragic death of Garamba ranger, Agoyo Mbikoyo, on 25 April in the park. Agoyo was shot by a group of armed poachers a short distance from his patrol unit’s campsite. He managed to return to the campsite but collapsed and died instantly. He was a member of a 10-day patrol unit monitoring herds of elephants in the southern section of the park at the time of the incident.




AFRICAN PARKS' MISSING PILOT AND PLANE FOUND

Bill Fitzpatrick [2014 © African Parks]

According to a Cameroonian online newspaper, The Cameroon Postline, a plane wreckage has apparently been found in the Bakossi Mountain area in the southwest of the country, and is believed to be that of the Cessna 172 flown by missing US pilot, Bill Fitzpatrick. The Bakossi area is included in the terrain that African Parks had identified as a possible crash site. The wreckage was apparently discovered on Friday 10 April by teenagers who were hunting in the area at the time.




CANINE COMMAND

something... [2015 © Jes Gruner]

Eight highly-trained dogs have joined the anti-poaching unit at Akagera National Park in Rwanda and will be used to track and restrain poachers in the park.



MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT MAJETE WILDLIFE RESERVE

Cocoa nursery  [2015 © African Parks]

Malaria has been dealt a serious blow with the opening and launch of initiatives by members of the Majete Malaria Project in Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi.



CHINESE EMBASSY IN REPUBLIC OF CONGO DONATES US$100 000 FOR CONSERVATION IN GROUND-BREAKING COLLABORATION WITH ODZALA-KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK

Chinese embassy donates US$100 000 for conservation  [2014 © African Parks]

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, has donated US$100 000 to conservation in Odzala-Kokoua National Park which will be used for the construction of a 27 kilometre road to connect the Number 2 Highway with the new Odzala-Kokoua National Park eastern sector base, extending on to the Mambili River. This ground-breaking Chinese initiative is the first collaboration of its kind with Odzala-Kokoua National Park, and in the Congo, and has been welcomed by the Republic of Congo Minister of Forest Economy and Sustainable Development, Henri Djombo, the European Union Ambassador to Congo, Saskia De Lang, and Odzala’s park manager, Erik Mararv.




TEAMS COMPLETE TOUGH LE TREG ULTRA-MARATHON IN ENNEDI, CHAD TO SUPPORT CONSERVATION

Le Treg Marathon  [2015 © Andrew Brukman]

The African Parks Management team and the Zakouma National Park team have completed the punishing 90km Le Treg ultra-marathon run in the blistering heat of Ennedi in the Sahara Desert in Chad.



SECURING THE GREY CROWNED CRANE POPULATION IN RWANDA

Crowned cranes [2014 © Sarah Hall]

The population of Grey crowned cranes in Rwanda has been estimated at as few as 200 in the wild, but there may be as many, if not more, in captivity. The Rwanda Development Board, in collaboration with Akagera National Park and veterinarian, Olivier Nsengimana who is managing the project, are working together to rehabilitate the captive population and return them to the wild.




AFRICAN PARKS CONCLUDES MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH GOVERNMENT OF CHAD ON ENNEDI

President Idriss Deby Itno signs MoU with Peter Fearnhead, African Parks CEO [2015 © African Parks]

African Parks is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Chad to assess the challenges and opportunities that would result from setting up Ennedi as a protected area.



PANGOLIN RESCUED IN LIUWA PLAIN NATIONAL PARK

Pangolin rescued at Liuwa [2015 © AfricanParks]

The park team at Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia has saved a pangolin from becoming yet another crime statistic in the murky world of illegal wildlife trafficking. The Liuwa law enforcement team caught a poacher with the pangolin after a tip off from an informer.




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