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The iconic Serengeti National Park is home to one of the largest lion populations on Earth. Yet even this population faces a number of threats such as snaring and retaliatory killing in response to livestock predation. We have issued a new grant to @frankfurt.zoological.society who has a four-part solution to tackle these threats. Learn more at lionrecoveryfund.org (link in bio). Photo: ©️ Daniel Rosengren / www.danielrosengren.se #savelions #lions #conservation #lionking #lionrecovery #WWF #animals #wildlife #ConnectWithNature #safari #endangeredspecies #habitatloss #protectlions #AfricanParks #Africa #africananimals #lionrecoveryfund


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Venture into the Sahara Desert of Chad as you discover the Ennedi Massif, a landscape occupied by natural sandstone masterpieces spanning over 40,000 square kilometres. We'll set you up in one of the most unique and remote mobile camps on the continent and introduce you to life in the desert without sacrificing any of your creature comforts.

See more of the highlights via our latest InstaStory and then read more about our Chad Sahara Desert LuxVenture®️ via the link in our bio.


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African Parks has the largest Ranger force of anyone NGO on the African continent, of almost 1,000 strong.
In our latest blog, we put a spotlight on the world’s Rangers, brave men and women risking their lives daily to protect the last of the wild places.
Click the link in our bio and head over to our blog page.
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#AfricanParks #WorldRangerDay #Conservation #Elephants #Rhino #AnimalKingdom


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Just a brief video from one of the Africa park rangers here #africanparks #counter #poaching #british #army


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WORLD ELEPHANT DAY
An estimated 100 African elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat and body parts, leaving only 400,000 remaining. At the turn of the 20th century, there were a few million African elephants and about 100,000 Asian elephants. Elephants are exceptionally smart creatures. They have the largest brain of any land animal, and three times as many neurons as humans. While many of these neurons exist to control the elephant's large and dexterous body, these creatures have demonstrated their impressive mental capabilities time and time again. One of millions of reasons why you shouldn’t kill an elephant. So please celebrate this day by supporting organizations who are fighting for their survival of the elephants.
#johanernst #ecowarrior #explorerjen #adventureactivist #adventuregrandslam #sevensummits #mounteverest @leonardodicapriofdn #elephantscrisisfund #africanparks
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Are you inspried by all the extraordinary and beautiful places to travel in Africa? Why not add @akagerapark in Rwanda to your ultimate travel bucket list! @Forbes recently featured Akagera as “A Perfect Safari in Rwanda: Why a Trip to Akagera National Park is a Must-Do”. Akagera is a stunningly picturesque park that has been getting attention both for its beauty and for its story of transformation. In 2010, African Parks assumed management of the park in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), shifting the park's trajectory from one of oblivion to prosperity and hope. 2015 saw the return of lions to the park - a population which has now tripled since their reintroduction; and 2017 thanks to support from the Howard G. Buffett foundation saw the historic return of 18 Eastern black rhinos. Tourism is flourishing – last year we had 37,000 tourists make their way through the parks’ entrance, half of whom were Rwandan nationals, and they brought with them $1.6M. Akagera is over 75% self-financing and this tourism revenue is being reinvested back into the park and the community - creating a better future for both people and wildlife alike. 📷 by @love_wild_africa , lion by @johndickens.boz
#africanparks #Akagera #bucketlist #beautifuldestinations #VisitRwanda


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Thank you to all who attended our World Elephant Day celebration on August 12th at the Southampton Arts Center.
We screened three short films submitted by @africanparksnetwork @dswt and @pams_foundation which were then followed by a panel discussion with Toni Condon, Executive Director of African Parks, and Melissa Sciacca, Executive Director of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Stephen Ham from the Wildlife Conservation Society served as moderator. A big thank you also to our Vice Chair, Kim Charlton, for serving as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
Finally, we are delighted to say that we raised over $3,500 from ticket sales and donations! 🙏🏼 @thekimcharlton @stephenham10 @bonpfeifer @marthamcguinness @michelejgradin @n.pearsondesign @kriegerhemingway @aishashaque @mcathowell @suzanneleydecker @chasingbeautywithdvn


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· Last year African Parks completed one of the most ambitious conservation projects – moving 520 elephants 650 kilometres, from Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve to their new home in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. In Liwonde and Majete, increasing elephant populations in those small parks were creating human-wildlife conflict and habitat degradation. By contrast, the population in Nkhotakota had been decimated by poaching where more than 1,500 elephants had declined to fewer than 100 in the past 20 years.
Watch the trailer of the documentary Wildlife Savers, unsung heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5D3IDzYEp4&t=2s
#AfricanParks #ByNatureFilms #PlukMedia #WorldElephantDay #Elephants# Conservation #NaturesReturn #500elephants #worthmorealive #Malawi #Majete #Liwonde #Nkhotakota #Conservation


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· Last year African Parks completed one of the most ambitious conservation projects – moving 520 elephants 650 kilometres, from Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve to their new home in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. In Liwonde and Majete, increasing elephant populations in those small parks were creating human-wildlife conflict and habitat degradation. By contrast, the population in Nkhotakota had been decimated by poaching where more than 1,500 elephants had declined to fewer than 100 in the past 20 years.
Watch the trailer of the documentary Wildlife Savers, unsung heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5D3IDzYEp4&t=2s
#AfricanParks #ByNatureFilms #PlukMedia #WorldElephantDay #Elephants# Conservation #NaturesReturn #500elephants #worthmorealive #Malawi #Majete #Liwonde #Nkhotakota #Conservation


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· Last year African Parks completed one of the most ambitious conservation projects – moving 520 elephants 650 kilometres, from Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve to their new home in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. In Liwonde and Majete, increasing elephant populations in those small parks were creating human-wildlife conflict and habitat degradation. By contrast, the population in Nkhotakota had been decimated by poaching where more than 1,500 elephants had declined to fewer than 100 in the past 20 years.
Watch the trailer of the documentary Wildlife Savers, unsung heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5D3IDzYEp4&t=2s
#AfricanParks #ByNatureFilms #PlukMedia #WorldElephantDay #Elephants# Conservation #NaturesReturn #500elephants #worthmorealive #Malawi #Majete #Liwonde #Nkhotakota #Conservation


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Last year African Parks completed one of the most ambitious conservation projects – moving 520 elephants 650 kilometres, from Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve to their new home in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. In Liwonde and Majete, increasing elephant populations in those small parks were creating human-wildlife conflict and habitat degradation. By contrast, the population in Nkhotakota had been decimated by poaching where more than 1,500 elephants had declined to fewer than 100 in the past 20 years.
Watch the trailer of the documentary Wildlife Savers, unsung heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5D3IDzYEp4&t=b2s
#AfricanParks #ByNatureFilms #PlukMedia #WorldElephantDay #Elephants# Conservation #NaturesReturn #500elephants #worthmorealive #Malawi #Majete #Liwonde #Nkhotakota #Conservation #artphotography


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Beautiful Impala 🧡
These beauties are seen very commonly throughout game reserves in South Africa. Their attentive stares, long eyelashes and gentle expressions make for beautiful photographs and even better memories. •


#wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotos #africanwildlife #africanwildlifephotography #africanparks #umkhuze #umkhuzegamereserve #mkhuze #mkhuzegamereserve #hluhluwe #hluhluwegamereserve #hluhluweimfolozi #ithala #ithalagamereserve #travellingvet #globalvets #travelsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica


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8 years ago, day for day, I saw this elephant walking in the sunset towards a group of lions whom had surrounded a zebra. The Lions were quite in a number, but the Elephant was heading towards them at a constant pace and with a calm determination. Eventually the Lions stepped back and gave up their target to disappear into the wild. Colors were as you see them, warm and deep, with the shade of the kilimanjaro in the background. The most beautiful trip I ever done, Africa is a planet in itself. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Africa #Kenya #Amboseli #wildplaces #instawild #elephantlove #elephant #wildlifeonearth #lion #natgeowild #natgeo #beauty#wilderness #wildplace #africanparks #savetheelephants #wildlife_seekers  #bigcatsforlife #courage #safari #bigcats #saveelephants #retetielephants#stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya#magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa#everydayafrica ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••


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This male lion emerged from the bush while we were enjoying sundowners near Savuti. Needless to say we jumped back into the landy pretty quickly! .
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#wildlife #wildlifephotography #wild #instadaily #safari #photooftheday #photography #photosafari #canon #africa #instaanimal #africanparks #africa #botswana #lion #chobe #savuti


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How do you move 520 elephants? Late last year we completed one of our most ambitious conservation projects to date – moving 520 elephants 650 kilometres, from Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve to their new home in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. In Liwonde and Majete, increasing elephant populations in those small parks were creating human-wildlife conflict and habitat degradation. By contrast, the population in Nkhotakota had been decimated by poaching where more than 1,500 elephants had declined to fewer than 100 in the past 20 years. African Parks assumed management of Nkhotakota in 2015 and immediately set to work improving law enforcement and working with communities. With safety restored, African Parks prepared for what would be one of the largest elephant translocations in history. In 2016, after months of preparation, the translocation began, moving small family units at a time to reduces stress and help them adapt successfully to their new environment. Today, the herd has continued to breed and grow which is increasing tourism to this one poorly visited park – bringing with them new life and hope for elephants and people alike. Please consider donating today through the link in our bio where 100% of your donation goes directly to the parks and makes conservation initiatives like these possible. 📷 @pedromcbride #AfricanParks #WorldElephantDay #Elephants #Conservation #NaturesReturn #500elephants #worthmorealive #Malawi #Majete #Liwonde #Nkhotakota


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Watch: Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba and Co-Chair of the Paradise International Foundation, is calling for countries and continents to join together and protect wildlife for future generations, bringing special attention to the important role park rangers play in conservation through the establishment of Ranger Award Fund. During a trip to Africa in 2017, Jack Ma witnessed first-hand wildlife on the plains of the Masai Mara and was deeply moved and inspired by the commitments and sacrifices made by the rangers who had ensured their safety. "Behind wildlife stands a group of dedicated and tireless rangers, they work in harsh environments, live apart from their families and often face life-threatening dangers. But day and night they stand steadfast in their posts," explains Jack Ma. “Because of these rangers, future generations will be able to experience wildlife outdoors, rather than in museums”. To provide rangers, who have excelled in their roles, with financial and technical support, the Alibaba Foundation and Paradise International Foundation has established the visionary African ranger award fund, committing to support 50 rangers a year for 10 years – that’s 500 rangers – each receiving a $3,000 award. We thank Jack Ma and Pony Ma, the Alibaba Foundation and Paradise International Foundation for raising awareness about the critical role rangers plan. Stay tuned for more news on the awards for the rangers!
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#africanparks #rangers #jackma #alibaba #paradisefoundation #conservation #travelmore #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #luxury #travel_malawi #visit2malawi


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Wild elephants learn to trust again after the fight against poaching sees positive results in Zakouma National Park in Chad. Between 2002 to 2010, more than 4,000 elephants in Zakouma were slaughtered by poachers for one thing – their tusks, for the illegal sale of ivory. But African Parks, in partnership with the Chadian Government, has drastically reduced poaching in Zakouma since assuming management of the park in 2010. Today, thanks to our ranger teams, only 24 known elephants have been poached in the last eight years. Without the stress of poaching, elephants have started breeding again. Just this year we documented 127 calves under the age of five years old; in 2011 we counted only one. More astonishing is that the wild elephants have learnt to trust again. For years, Zakouma’s elephant herd had become so used to the poaching threat - armed men on horseback who would butcher entire family units - that the adults would swirl into a ball to protect the young at the centre of the circle from taking the bullets. Today, this has all been transformed and Zakouma’s wild elephants bypass a watering hole at the park headquarters to drink cool water from the hands of their protectors – the rangers. The watering hole is situated in a safe environment, where the highly trained rangers offer protection 24/7 before the elephants move back into the wider park. In just 10 years, not only have these elephants learned to trust humans again, but they have forgiven. ⠀
If you’re moved by this story, please consider donating today in honour of elephants, and World Elephant Day, through the link in our profile where 100% of your donation goes directly to the parks and makes a real impact just like you’ve seen here. #WorldElephantDay #africanparks #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #zakouma #conservation #worthmorealive #savetheelephants #Chad | 📸 @africanparksnetwork
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Wild elephants learn to trust again after the fight against poaching sees positive results in Zakouma National Park in Chad. Between 2002 to 2010, more than 4,000 elephants in Zakouma were slaughtered by poachers for one thing – their tusks, for the illegal sale of ivory. But African Parks, in partnership with the Chadian Government, has drastically reduced poaching in Zakouma since assuming management of the park in 2010. Today, thanks to our ranger teams, only 24 known elephants have been poached in the last eight years. Without the stress of poaching, elephants have started breeding again. Just this year we documented 127 calves under the age of five years old; in 2011 we counted only one. More astonishing is that the wild elephants have learnt to trust again. For years, Zakouma’s elephant herd had become so used to the poaching threat - armed men on horseback who would butcher entire family units - that the adults would swirl into a ball to protect the young at the centre of the circle from taking the bullets. Today, this has all been transformed and Zakouma’s wild elephants bypass a watering hole at the park headquarters to drink cool water from the hands of their protectors – the rangers. The watering hole is situated in a safe environment, where the highly trained rangers offer protection 24/7 before the elephants move back into the wider park. In just 10 years, not only have these elephants learned to trust humans again, but they have forgiven. ⠀
If you’re moved by this story, please consider donating today in honour of elephants, and World Elephant Day, through the link in our profile where 100% of your donation goes directly to the parks and makes a real impact just like you’ve seen here. #WorldElephantDay #africanparks #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #zakouma #conservation #worthmorealive #savetheelephants #Chad | 📸 @africanparksnetwork
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Wild elephants learn to trust again after the fight against poaching sees positive results in Zakouma National Park in Chad. Between 2002 to 2010, more than 4,000 elephants in Zakouma were slaughtered by poachers for one thing – their tusks, for the illegal sale of ivory. But African Parks, in partnership with the Chadian Government, has drastically reduced poaching in Zakouma since assuming management of the park in 2010. Today, thanks to our ranger teams, only 24 known elephants have been poached in the last eight years. Without the stress of poaching, elephants have started breeding again. Just this year we documented 127 calves under the age of five years old; in 2011 we counted only one. More astonishing is that the wild elephants have learnt to trust again. For years, Zakouma’s elephant herd had become so used to the poaching threat - armed men on horseback who would butcher entire family units - that the adults would swirl into a ball to protect the young at the centre of the circle from taking the bullets. Today, this has all been transformed and Zakouma’s wild elephants bypass a watering hole at the park headquarters to drink cool water from the hands of their protectors – the rangers. The watering hole is situated in a safe environment, where the highly trained rangers offer protection 24/7 before the elephants move back into the wider park. In just 10 years, not only have these elephants learned to trust humans again, but they have forgiven. ⠀
If you’re moved by this story, please consider donating today in honour of elephants, and World Elephant Day, through the link in our profile where 100% of your donation goes directly to the parks and makes a real impact just like you’ve seen here. #WorldElephantDay #africanparks #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #zakouma #conservation #worthmorealive #savetheelephants #Chad | 📸 @africanparksnetwork
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Compared to just a few months ago, Chinko has now become one big ocean of green. The grass is tall and water levels are rising. A morning flight over Chinko is the perfect way to start off the week.
#chinko #conservation #wildlife #antipoaching #beinspired #africanparks #wildlifeguardian #ulm 📷 @david.chinko


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In celebration of World Elephant Day, here is Rohobot at the David Sheldrick Wildlife sanctuary, in Nairobi, as part of the “global citizenship” experience being developed by World Baseball Project.

The sanctuary is open to visitors each day, for one hour, allowing the public to view feeding sessions for two separate groups of orphaned elephants. Throughout the feeding, one of the keepers gives a talk that reveals some very intriguing facts about elephants – a compelling case for how much we humans have in common with them.

One of the most fascinating facts was about the feeding formula, which is derived from human milk, not cow or other animal milk as one might assume. This is because the elephants cannot tolerate the milk from other animals – only human milk is a proper fit.

Another very amazing fact was that even many years after the elephants are released into the wild, they will still remember their keepers. The elephants also recognize their own names, when called by the keepers. In general, elephants develop deep emotional bonds and mourn deeply when one of the herd members dies.

One of the citizenship goals of World Baseball Project is to provide young people with opportunities to interact with and learn about the environment and natural aspects of our world. We believe that, through this kind of exposure, people in parts of the world who might not previously value the sanctity of the life of an elephant, favoring instead its provision of sacred ivory, that we can start to change the world in this regard.

If you are the administrator of a baseball club, or parent of a young ballplayer, and are interested in visiting Kenya for a baseball/wildlife experience, please drop us a line – rbi@worldbaseballproject.com

Please consider making a contribution, possible through the link in our bio, to help continue this ambitious effort!

#worldelephantday #kenya #elephantorphanage #babyelephant #elephant #wildlife #wildlifesanctuary #elephantsanctuary #nairobi #nairobinationalpark #africanparks #africa #african #ethiopian #habeshatravel #youthdevelopment #youthtravel #educationabroad #educationalexperience #learnaboutnature #baseball #youthbaseball


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Watch: Wild elephants learn to trust again after the fight against poaching sees positive results in Zakouma National Park in Chad. Between 2002 to 2010, more than 4,000 elephants in Zakouma were slaughtered by poachers for one thing – their tusks, for the illegal sale of ivory. But African Parks, in partnership with the Chadian Government, has drastically reduced poaching in Zakouma since assuming management of the park in 2010. Today, thanks to our ranger teams, only 24 known elephants have been poached in the last eight years. Without the stress of poaching, elephants have started breeding again. Just this year we documented 127 calves under the age of five years old; in 2011 we counted only one. More astonishing is that the wild elephants have learnt to trust again. For years, Zakouma’s elephant herd had become so used to the poaching threat - armed men on horseback who would butcher entire family units - that the adults would swirl into a ball to protect the young at the centre of the circle from taking the bullets. Today, this has all been transformed and Zakouma’s wild elephants bypass a watering hole at the park headquarters to drink cool water from the hands of their protectors – the rangers. The watering hole is situated in a safe environment, where the highly trained rangers offer protection 24/7 before the elephants move back into the wider park. In just 10 years, not only have these elephants learned to trust humans again, but they have forgiven. ⠀
If you’re moved by this story, please consider donating today in honour of elephants, and World Elephant Day, through the link in our profile where 100% of your donation goes directly to the parks and makes a real impact just like you’ve seen here. #WorldElephantDay #africanparks #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #zakouma #conservation #worthmorealive #savetheelephants #Chad


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Today, on WORLD ELEPHANT DAY, take a moment to appreciate this gentle giant and how wasteful it is for a poacher to take this magnificent animals life only to take its tusks. Baby elephants left alone next to their dead parents will actually cry. An #Elephant never forgets, but will it forgive? To help the efforts in Zakouma National Park in Chad, click on the link on the IG account for @africanparksnetwork 🐘❤️

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Watch: Wild elephants learn to trust again after the fight against poaching sees positive results in Zakouma National Park in Chad. Between 2002 to 2010, more than 4,000 elephants in Zakouma were slaughtered by poachers for one thing – their tusks, for the illegal sale of ivory. But African Parks, in partnership with the Chadian Government, has drastically reduced poaching in Zakouma since assuming management of the park in 2010. Today, thanks to our ranger teams, only 24 known elephants have been poached in the last eight years. Without the stress of poaching, elephants have started breeding again. Just this year we documented 127 calves under the age of five years old; in 2011 we counted only one. More astonishing is that the wild elephants have learnt to trust again. For years, Zakouma’s elephant herd had become so used to the poaching threat - armed men on horseback who would butcher entire family units - that the adults would swirl into a ball to protect the young at the centre of the circle from taking the bullets. Today, this has all been transformed and Zakouma’s wild elephants bypass a watering hole at the park headquarters to drink cool water from the hands of their protectors – the rangers. The watering hole is situated in a safe environment, where the highly trained rangers offer protection 24/7 before the elephants move back into the wider park. In just 10 years, not only have these elephants learned to trust humans again, but they have forgiven. ⠀
If you’re moved by this story, please consider donating today in honour of elephants, and World Elephant Day, through the link in our profile where 100% of your donation goes directly to the parks and makes a real impact just like you’ve seen here. #WorldElephantDay #africanparks #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #zakouma #conservation #worthmorealive #savetheelephants #Chad


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Watch: Wild elephants learn to trust again after the fight against poaching sees positive results in Zakouma National Park in Chad. Between 2002 to 2010, more than 4,000 elephants in Zakouma were slaughtered by poachers for one thing – their tusks, for the illegal sale of ivory. But African Parks, in partnership with the Chadian Government, has drastically reduced poaching in Zakouma since assuming management of the park in 2010. Today, thanks to our ranger teams, only 24 known elephants have been poached in the last eight years. Without the stress of poaching, elephants have started breeding again. Just this year we documented 127 calves under the age of five years old; in 2011 we counted only one. More astonishing is that the wild elephants have learnt to trust again. For years, Zakouma’s elephant herd had become so used to the poaching threat - armed men on horseback who would butcher entire family units - that the adults would swirl into a ball to protect the young at the centre of the circle from taking the bullets. Today, this has all been transformed and Zakouma’s wild elephants bypass a watering hole at the park headquarters to drink cool water from the hands of their protectors – the rangers. The watering hole is situated in a safe environment, where the highly trained rangers offer protection 24/7 before the elephants move back into the wider park. In just 10 years, not only have these elephants learned to trust humans again, but they have forgiven. ⠀
If you’re moved by this story, please consider donating today in honour of elephants, and World Elephant Day, through the link in our profile where 100% of your donation goes directly to the parks and makes a real impact just like you’ve seen here. #WorldElephantDay #africanparks #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #zakouma #conservation #worthmorealive #savetheelephants #Chad


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Watch: Wild elephants learn to trust again after the fight against poaching sees positive results in Zakouma National Park in Chad. Between 2002 to 2010, more than 4,000 elephants in Zakouma were slaughtered by poachers for one thing – their tusks, for the illegal sale of ivory. But African Parks, in partnership with the Chadian Government, has drastically reduced poaching in Zakouma since assuming management of the park in 2010. Today, thanks to our ranger teams, only 24 known elephants have been poached in the last eight years. Without the stress of poaching, elephants have started breeding again. Just this year we documented 127 calves under the age of five years old; in 2011 we counted only one. More astonishing is that the wild elephants have learnt to trust again. For years, Zakouma’s elephant herd had become so used to the poaching threat - armed men on horseback who would butcher entire family units - that the adults would swirl into a ball to protect the young at the centre of the circle from taking the bullets. Today, this has all been transformed and Zakouma’s wild elephants bypass a watering hole at the park headquarters to drink cool water from the hands of their protectors – the rangers. The watering hole is situated in a safe environment, where the highly trained rangers offer protection 24/7 before the elephants move back into the wider park. In just 10 years, not only have these elephants learned to trust humans again, but they have forgiven. ⠀
If you’re moved by this story, please consider donating today in honour of elephants, and World Elephant Day, through the link in our bio where 100% of your donation goes directly to the parks and makes a real impact just like you’ve seen here. #WorldElephantDay #africanparks #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #zakouma #conservation #worthmorealive #savetheelephants #Chad


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Watch: Wild elephants learn to trust again after the fight against poaching sees positive results in Zakouma National Park in Chad. Between 2002 to 2010, more than 4,000 elephants in Zakouma were slaughtered by poachers for one thing – their tusks, for the illegal sale of ivory. But African Parks, in partnership with the Chadian Government, has drastically reduced poaching in Zakouma since assuming management of the park in 2010. Today, thanks to our ranger teams, only 24 known elephants have been poached in the last eight years. Without the stress of poaching, elephants have started breeding again. Just this year we documented 127 calves under the age of five years old; in 2011 we counted only one. More astonishing is that the wild elephants have learnt to trust again. For years, Zakouma’s elephant herd had become so used to the poaching threat - armed men on horseback who would butcher entire family units - that the adults would swirl into a ball to protect the young at the centre of the circle from taking the bullets. Today, this has all been transformed and Zakouma’s wild elephants bypass a watering hole at the park headquarters to drink cool water from the hands of their protectors – the rangers. The watering hole is situated in a safe environment, where the highly trained rangers offer protection 24/7 before the elephants move back into the wider park. In just 10 years, not only have these elephants learned to trust humans again, but they have forgiven. ⠀
If you’re moved by this story, please consider donating today in honour of elephants, and World Elephant Day, through the link in our bio where 100% of your donation goes directly to the parks and makes a real impact just like you’ve seen here. #WorldElephantDay #africanparks #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #zakouma #conservation #worthmorealive #savetheelephants #Chad


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Watch: Wild elephants learn to trust again after the fight against poaching sees positive results in Zakouma National Park in Chad. Between 2002 to 2010, more than 4,000 elephants in Zakouma were slaughtered by poachers for one thing – their tusks, for the illegal sale of ivory. But African Parks, in partnership with the Chadian Government, has drastically reduced poaching in Zakouma since assuming management of the park in 2010. Today, thanks to our ranger teams, only 24 known elephants have been poached in the last eight years. Without the stress of poaching, elephants have started breeding again. Just this year we documented 127 calves under the age of five years old; in 2011 we counted only one. More astonishing is that the wild elephants have learnt to trust again. For years, Zakouma’s elephant herd had become so used to the poaching threat - armed men on horseback who would butcher entire family units - that the adults would swirl into a ball to protect the young at the centre of the circle from taking the bullets. Today, this has all been transformed and Zakouma’s wild elephants bypass a watering hole at the park headquarters to drink cool water from the hands of their protectors – the rangers. The watering hole is situated in a safe environment, where the highly trained rangers offer protection 24/7 before the elephants move back into the wider park. In just 10 years, not only have these elephants learned to trust humans again, but they have forgiven. ⠀
If you’re moved by this story, please consider donating today in honour of elephants, and World Elephant Day, through the link in our profile where 100% of your donation goes directly to the parks and makes a real impact just like you’ve seen here. #WorldElephantDay #africanparks #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #zakouma #conservation #worthmorealive #savetheelephants #Chad


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One of birds that are found in Akagera national park.

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Another elephant pic in support of Word Elephant Day. At Mjejane Game Reserve on the banks of the Crocodile River the ellies often come to you! .
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#wildlife #wildlifephotography #wild #instadaily #safari #photooftheday #photography #photosafari #canon #africa #instaanimal #africanparks #africa #southafrica #mjejane #elephant #worldelephantday


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WORLD ELEPHANT DAY
An estimated 100 African elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat and body parts, leaving only 400,000 remaining. At the turn of the 20th century, there were a few million African elephants and about 100,000 Asian elephants. Elephants are exceptionally smart creatures. They have the largest brain of any land animal, and three times as many neurons as humans. While many of these neurons exist to control the elephant's large and dexterous body, these creatures have demonstrated their impressive mental capabilities time and time again. One of millions of reasons why you shouldn’t kill an elephant. So please celebrate this day by supporting organizations who are fighting for their survival of the elephants.
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In honour of #worldelephantday it’s a pleasure to share some shots of this beauty in its natural habitat 🐘
Such a surreal experience to see wild animals on a daily basis while volunteering in these game reserves!
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In honour of #worldelephantday here’s one of the most hopeful and beautiful stories around. Between 2002-2010 more than 4,000 elephants were slaughtered in @zakouma_national_park in Chad for their tusks - leaving only 450 alive. @africanparksnetwork assumed management of the park with the Chadian Government in 2010 and turned that all around. Only 24 elephants have been poached since, and we just did a park-wide survey and determined that there are 559 elephants, and 127 new calves under five years old.
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Security has been restored so people can be employed, schools have been built and tourism is booming. Life is flourishing in this corner of the world, and elephants have not only learned to trust us again...they have forgiven.
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#Regram #RG @AfricanParksNetwork: Continued hope for the protection of Zambia’s national parks and wildlife as the Government steps up partnerships with conservation organisations. We commend the Zambian Government as they commit to increasing wildlife conservation efforts in the country to enhance capacity and transfer knowledge, skills and technology. African Parks has partnered with the Government of Zambia and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife since 2003 and has experienced the benefit of these partnerships first hand as we have achieved remarkable results in both @liuwaplainnationalpark and Bangweulu Wetlands, which have been under our management since 2003 and 2008 respectively. Wildlife populations have increased, communities are thriving and tourism is flourishing. However, this would not have been possible without the support of the local communities and wildlife authority. We thank them for their commitment to conservation in Zambia, signalling a brighter future for all that live in these areas. Click the link in the bio to learn more. Photo: @lorenzfischer.photo #AfricanParks #Liuwa #Bangweulu #nature #travel #safari #africa #wanderlust #zambia


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Home for the next 14 days ♡🇸🇸


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An elephant crossing the Luangwa River at dusk, suspected to be the last straggler of a herd, to raid the nearby villages' crops. This causes great (human-wildlife) conflict and is prevalent in the areas surrounding most of the parks in Africa. The addressing of this conflict is paramount to a healthy and sustainable wildlife park as a happy local community results in the desire to protect and conserve the animals and their natural environments. .
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#trackandtrailrivercamp #southluangwanationalpark #elephant #sunset #dusk #river #forest #africa #zambia #africanparks #natgeo #wild #wonderful #sunlight #amazing #luangwariver #mfuwe


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Rangers checking tracks that should not be there in @africanparksnetwork Zakouma National Park in Chad. #worldrangerday - July 31st and everyday!!
Rangers are often the first, and last line of defense not just in protecting the world’s wildlife, but in providing safety for millions of people around the world. Here in Zakouma National Park in Chad, after a devastating eight years where poaching reduced the elephant population from 4,000 to 400, the rangers are doing more than just holding the line. In 2010 in partnership with the Chadian Government, conservation organization African Parks @africanparksnetwork assumed management of the park and overhauled law enforcement. It wasn’t for the faint of heart. Just a year after cracking down on poaching, six rangers will killed by poachers during their morning prayers before going out on patrol. But the rangers persevered and continued in their fight to protect the Park, its wildlife, and the surrounding communities. Eight years later, poaching has essentially become non-existent. Employment is on the rise, thousands of children are going to schools built by the park, and tourism is booming.
Rhinos were even reintroduced after a 50-year absence just in May, and elephants are on the rise for the first time in a decade. A record number of elephant calves were recently counted - showing new life and hope has been restored to Zakouma, thanks to the rangers. To follow these ranger stories today on World Ranger Day, and every day, please visit @africanparksnetwork who has the largest ranger force in Africa.
#AfricanParks #WorldRangerDay #Zakouma #Elephants #hope #gratitude #intheirshoes #outfitaranger @leonardodicapriofdn #Discovery #discoverychannel #discoveryindonesia #nationalgeographic #natgeo #natgeoindonesia #nationalgeographic.id


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Today is World Lion Day! A day to put a spotlight on these iconic animals for their beauty and importance in Africa’s ecosystem. In recent years, the lion population has decreased. According to @africanparksnetwork, “Their main threats include habitat loss and fragmentation, human-wildlife conflict, loss of prey, and the growing illegal demand for their body parts - bones, skins, and claws.” Thankfully, national parks are working hard to conserve threatened wildlife in these areas.
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Through education and voting with our dollar, we can promote conservation for lions and other wildlife across the globe. We care that these animals stick around for many generations to come.
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Here are a few of our favorite moments on safari this summer in the National Parks of Lake Manyara and Tarangire. Photos by our GIVE volunteers, @zach.rockvam & @myers_jordon #worldlionday #givetanzania #givevolunteers #wildlifeconservation #africanparks


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Lion tracks from Central Africa for #worldlionday , because, as I learned firsthand- sometimes it’s the elusive ones that capture your imagination the most. •


Chinko basin, #centralafricanrepublic circa 2012 #chinkoproject


#wherethewildthingsare #nofilterneeded #nikonnofilter #livebravely #africanparks #exploretocreate #swarovskioptik #optoutside #exploretocreate #neverstopexploring #wildlifephotography #exclusive_wildlife #featured_wildlife


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