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UPDATE: STILL NO SIGN OF MISSING US PILOT, BILL FITZPATRICK

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Odzala’s pilot Bill Fitzpatrick has still not been found, despite intensive aerial and ground searches since he went missing on 22 June en route between Nigeria and Cameroon. The search is being coordinated by the US State Department and includes representatives from the Limbe Special Forces Team, a division of AFRICOM (the United States Africa Command), as well as Cameroon authorities.




MALAWIAN AND ETHIOPIAN CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

Conservation Leadership Programme [2014 © African Parks]

A Malawian and an Ethiopian have been selected to take part in the inaugural African Parks Conservation Leadership Programme, which is designed to develop future conservation leaders in Africa. The two candidates were amongst 50 applicants from the six countries in Africa where African Parks currently operates.




VACANCY: ODZALA SEEKS EIA VOLUNTEER

Sunset over Odzala [2011 © Christelle Lamprecht]

Odzala National Park is looking for an independent EIA volunteer.



AFRICAN PARKS PILOT AND PLANE MISSING IN CAMEROON

Bill Fitzpatrick [2014 © African Parks]

African Parks regrets to announce that Bill Fitzpatrick, the African Parks’ pilot employed at Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo, has gone missing in the park’s aircraft en route between Nigeria and Cameroon. He was flying alone at the time of his disappearance on Sunday evening, 22 June.




POACHING ONSLAUGHT IN GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK

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African Parks has intensified its anti-poaching efforts in eastern DRC to counter the poaching onslaught that has beset Garamba National Park in the past two months. A total of 68 elephants have been poached since mid-April, representing about 4% of the total population.




A TRIBUTE TO DR ANTHONY HALL-MARTIN

Anthony Hall-Martin [2014 © African Parks]

A tribute to Dr Anthony Hall-Martin given at his memorial on 6 June 2014 by African Parks CEO Peter Fearnhead.



ZAKOUMA NATIONAL PARK FACILITATES US MARINE TRAINING OF ANTI-POACHING RANGERS IN CHAD

US Marines training [2014 © Jean Labuschagne]

Zakouma National Park, in the south-east of Chad, recently hosted a team of 15 US Marines assigned to instruct 100, newly-recruited, Chadian Government rangers during a four week infantry training exercise.



TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN THE DEATH OF DEXTER CHILUNDA, HEAD OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AT LIUWA PLAIN NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA

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Two men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Dexter Chilunda, the head of law enforcement at Liuwa Plain National Park. Dexter was shot by suspected poachers while investigating gunshots heard by park rangers in the park on Friday, 23 May 2014.



FRIDAY 6 JUNE - COMMEMORATION OF THE LIFE OF DR ANTHONY HALL-MARTIN

Anthony Hall-Martin [2014 © African Parks]



HEAD OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AT LIUWA PLAIN NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA, SHOT DEAD BY SUSPECTED POACHERS

Dexter Chilunda, Park Ranger [2013 © African Parks]

The Board of African Parks Zambia regrets to announce the tragic death on Friday 23 May of Dexter Chilunda, Park Ranger in charge of law enforcement at Liuwa Plain National Park. Mr Chilunda was shot in the chest by a suspected poacher after investigating gunshots that had been heard by park rangers stationed at a ranger outpost in the park.




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