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LIONS RETURN TO AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK, RWANDA AFTER AN ABSENCE OF MORE THAN 15 YEARS

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The seven lions translocated by African Parks, in conjunction with the Rwanda Development Board, from South Africa to Akagera National Park arrived safely in the park, late on Tuesday night. They were immediately released into a specially erected 1,000m² boma, the perimeter of which includes a three-metre high, chain-linked electrified fence. The two males and five females are being quarantined in the boma for a minimum of 14 days after which they will be released into the wilderness of the park. They are being continually monitored by the Akagera park team.




AFRICAN PARKS TO TRANSLOCATE AND REINTRODUCE LIONS INTO AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK, RWANDA

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African Parks is to translocate seven lions from South Africa as part of the reintroduction of the species into Akagera National Park in Rwanda in a ground-breaking conservation initiative for both the park and the country of Rwanda. Lions became extinct in Akagera 15 years ago when numbers of the species were poisoned by cattle herders in the years following the 1994 genocide when the park was unmanaged.




THREE MEN KILLED BY POACHERS IN GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK, DRC.

Jean-Marie Kpionyeslinani ranger killed June 2015 [2009 © African Parks]

It is with deep regret that African Parks announces the death of three men in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo following an encounter with poachers. They include Garamba ranger, Jean-Marie Kpionyeslinani, and two members of the Congolese armed forces who were assisting with anti-poaching patrols in the park at the time of the tragic incident: Corporal Kambale Musubao and Lieutenant Moise Mospado. A second ranger was injured in the attack, although not seriously.




TROIS HOMMES TUéS PAR DES BRACONNIERS DANS LE PARC NATIONAL DE LA GARAMBA, RDC.

Jean-Marie Kpionyeslinani ranger killed June 2015 [2009 © African Parks]

C’est avec un profond regret que African Parks annonce le décès de trois hommes dans le Parc national de la Garamba en République Démocratique du Congo suite à un accrochage avec des braconniers. Les victimes sont le garde, Jean-Marie Kpionyesilani, et deux membres des forces armées du Congo, Caporal Kambale Musubao et Lieutenant Moise Mospado qui prêtaient main forte aux patrouilles anti-braconnage dans le parc au moment de l’incident tragique. Un deuxième garde a été légèrement blessé lors de l’attaque.




ON SAFARI AT MATAMANENE CAMP

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Matamanene Camp in the beautiful, remote wilderness of Liuwa Plain National Park in western Zambia, has had a makeover, and it’s a refurbishment to which even the park’s Big Cats, it would seem, have given their seal of approval. Lions were seen romping on the sofas of the refurbished guest areas and a cheetah even turned up on the opening day to check out the new look.




RUZIZI TENTED LODGE AWARDED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

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Recognised as a Top Performing Lodge as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site



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

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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.



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