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FIRST CLEAR PHOTOS OF LIUWA NATIONAL PARKS THREE LION CUBS

something... [© 2014 African Parks/Raquel Filgueiras]

Liuwa Park Manager, Raquel Filgueiras, has captured the first clear images of the three lion cubs, born four months ago in the park. The cubs are the first born in Liuwa in a decade. In addition the cubs’ mother and father have both been named. The adult male lion, father of the cubs, has been named Nakawa which means the one who gives something back and the female, mother to the cubs, has been named Sepo, which means hope.




TWENTY YEARS ON FROM THE GENOCIDE, RWANDAS AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK IS THRIVING

Rwanda genocide commemoration [© 2014 Clockwise: Peter Fearnhead, Stephen Cunliffe, Babilon Kenny,]

Twenty years on from the dark days of the genocide and Rwanda is thriving. The country has become a major tourist experience for both local Rwandans and international visitors interested in discovering its rich history and culture, and the spectacular wildlife at its three national parks, including Akagera National Park.




PARK MANAGER VACANCIES

Jes Grüner, has been appointed as park manager. Ladis Ndahiliwe has taken on the role of operations manager [© 2013 Sarah Hall]

African Parks is seeking to recruit suitably experienced and skilled individuals as Park Managers for existing and new projects. All Park Manager roles are based in the field, living permanently on-site in one of our project areas. Our projects are large and complex with annual budgets in the $1 - 1.8 million range and staff complements of 100 - 200 people. Candidates must therefore have relevant experience to handle the management of such a project.




VACANCY: GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK (DRC) SEEKS A YOUNG VIBRANT FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

African Parks [© 2010 African Parks]

Garamba National Park is looking for a full-time financial controller.



AFRICAN PARKS ZAMBIA HANDS OVER TEACHERS HOUSE AT KUULI

Mr. Richard Imasiku receives the keys to the house from Induna Namunda. February 2014 [© 2014 African Parks]

African Parks Zambia Board Representative, Induna Namunda, from the Barotse Royal Establishment, has handed over a new teacher’s house at Kuuli to the District Education Board Secretary, Mr. Richard Imasiku. The house, funded by African Parks Zambia (APZ) brings to four the total number of teachers houses funded by APZ in and around Liuwa Plain National Park since 2003. Other educational infrastructure provided by APZ to date includes four classroom blocks and the establishment of two computer laboratories at two schools.




ANOTHER ANTI-POACHING VICTORY IN THE CONGO

Law enforcement team at Odzala - Kokoua National Park Republic of Congo [© 2013 ©Pete Oxford]

Another anti-poaching and illegal ivory trading victory was secured at Owando in the Republic of Congo yesterday (12 March) when the appeal by convicted ivory kingpin Ngondjo Ghislain, better known by his nickname of Pépito, was dismissed. The court at Owando, in the north of the country, yesterday upheld the judgment and five-year prison sentence imposed on Pépito in July last year.




CERTIFIED INTERPRETIVE GUIDES TRAINING AT AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

Group 2 certify as Interpretive Guides and Hosts, with trainers Tim Merriman and Lisa Brochu  [© 2014 Tim Merriman and Lisa Brochu]

17 Akagera National Park staff have been certified with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) in the US as Interpretive Guides and Hosts.



US UNVEILS NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR COMBATING WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

Elephants [© 2000 David Santiago Garcia]

The United States has unveiled its National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, which includes a ban on commercial trade in elephant ivory for the first time. The strategy establishes guiding principles for U.S. efforts to stem the illegal trade in wildlife.




PRESIDENT OF CHAD CONFERS HIGHEST CIVILIAN HONOURS ON AFRICAN PARKS MANAGERS

A new photo of  one of  the 21elephant calves born in Zakouma last year; Rian Labuschagne’s l’Ordre d’Officier medal; Zakouma park manager Rian Labuschagne and his deputy Babakar Matar Breme after receiving their medals.  [© 2014 AFP and Lorna Labuschagne.]

President Idriss Deby Itno marked Zakouma National Park’s 50th anniversary on Friday by setting Chad’s 1.1 ton ivory stockpile alight before bestowing the country’s highest civilian honours, Les Ordres Nationaux du Tchad, on Zakouma park manager Rian Labuschagne and his deputy Babakar Matar Breme for distinguished service to the country.




PRESIDENT IDRISS DEBY ITNO OF CHAD DESTROYS 1.1 TON IVORY STOCKPILE

African Parks [© 2014 African Parks]

The President of the Republic of Chad, His Excellency Idriss Déby Itno, lit the fire destroying his country’s 1.1 ton stockpile of ivory today. The destruction of the country’s ivory stockpile marks Chad’s commitment to combatting the rampant elephant poaching that has destroyed the region’s once thriving elephant population. Fifty years ago Chad was teeming with 50 000 elephants: today the total population is estimated at 1 500.




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