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Rewilding Angola: Giraffe Reintroduced to Iona National Park

Rewilding Angola: Giraffe Reintroduced to Iona National Park

Fourteen (14) Angolan giraffes have been successfully relocated to Iona National Park in Angola as part of a significant effort to restore and enhance the park’s biodiversity. This marks the first step in a series of giraffe translocations aimed at establishing a sustainable population within the park. Moçâmedes, Angola, 7th July, 2023 – African Parks,…

Restoring the Wild: Upemba National Park’s Journey to Recovery Captured in Inspiring New Film

Restoring the Wild: Upemba National Park’s Journey to Recovery Captured in Inspiring New Film

Upemba National Park, 05 June 2023 – Commemorating World Environment Day 2023, the Forgotten Parks Foundation and ReWild Africa proudly present “Restoring the Wild,” a captivating film that chronicles the ongoing efforts to restore Upemba National Park, one of Earth’s most threatened and biodiverse places. Co-directed by Carter Kirilenko and Justin Sullivan, this extraordinary documentary…

First Lion Sighting in Chad’s Sena Oura National Park After 20-Year Absence

First Lion Sighting in Chad’s Sena Oura National Park After 20-Year Absence

After a 20-year absence, a lioness has been spotted in Chad’s Sena Oura National Park, marking a significant milestone for conservation efforts in the region. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature had declared lions as extinct in the park, which is located near Chad’s border with Cameroon. The news of the lioness’s sighting…

300Gorillas launches the ‘million-dollar gorilla’ on Earth Day

300Gorillas launches the ‘million-dollar gorilla’ on Earth Day

Conservation charity, the African Conservation Foundation, launches a brand new NFT Project on Earth Day to raise $1.2 Million to save the world’s rarest great ape. The collection includes a one-million-dollar NFT and also offers 5 free expeditions in Africa for the lucky winners. On Earth Day, the charity ‘African Conservation Foundation’ is proud to…

Ecoflix Partners with African Conservation Foundation to Save Endangered Species

Ecoflix Partners with African Conservation Foundation to Save Endangered Species

The Africa Conservation Foundation and Ecoflix Foundation have joined forces to promote conservation efforts and raise funds to protect Africa’s most endangered species. This collaboration marks an exciting moment in our history. Through this partnership, ACF will have a global platform to showcase its work and educate people about the plight of endangered animal species…

Nigerian Senate Approves Establishment of 10 New National Parks

Nigerian Senate Approves Establishment of 10 New National Parks

On March 28th, 2023, the Nigerian Senate granted approval for the creation of 10 new National Parks within the country. The decision was made following the adoption of a motion on the National Park declaration Order 22, which was presented by Sen. Gobir Abdullahi (APC-Sokoto) during plenary. Abdullahi explained that President Muhammadu Buhari had sent…

World Wildlife Day 2023: Celebrating conservation partnerships protecting African wildlife

World Wildlife Day 2023: Celebrating conservation partnerships protecting African wildlife

March 3rd marks the annual World Wildlife Day, a day set aside by the United Nations to celebrate and raise awareness about the world’s wild animals and plants, and the importance of protecting their habitats. World Wildlife Day celebrates the beauty, richness, diversity and the contribution that wild animals and plants make to our world…

Elephants play a key role in creating forests which store carbon and protect biodiversity

Elephants play a key role in creating forests which store carbon and protect biodiversity

A recent study conducted by researchers of Saint Louis University (USA) and the Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences (France) has found that elephant populations play a crucial role in regulating the Earth’s atmosphere through their impact on the carbon cycle. The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, highlights…

Ecology of fear in a South African savanna

Ecology of fear in a South African savanna

South African ungulates, or hooved mammals, react differently to different species of predators. Experiments by a research team have demonstrated that the behavioural responses of ungulates to large predators can shape ecosystem structure and function. Most such studies have concentrated on the impacts of either just one large carnivore, or all as a whole, rather…

NO to oil drilling in Virunga and Upemba, YES to green investment in DRC

NO to oil drilling in Virunga and Upemba, YES to green investment in DRC

In the past weeks, we have seen many headlines about the Democratic Republic of Congo government’s decision to auction 27 oil and 3 gas blocks in some of the most biodiverse areas of this vast country. National and international civil society organisations are warning about the environmental damage this could cause to peatlands, to National…