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New counter-poaching puppies in @akagerapark, Rwanda! Two of Akagera’s anti-poac
New counter-poaching puppies in @akagerapark, Rwanda! Two of Akagera’s anti-poaching dogs have given birth to a total of 11 puppies, and are all being well cared for by the head trainer of the canine team. One mother, named Nyumba, was one of two dogs recruited from the local community last year and trained as a tracking dog. Local dogs may have a stronger and natural resistance to canine trypanosome, an often deadly disease transmitted by tsetse flies. Yesterday the @nytimes featured Akagera as a prime safari destination (link in bio). Law enforcement has been critical in achieving this result allowing for key wildlife populations to flourish, and for the historic reintroductions of both lions and rhinos. The K9 anti-poaching unit has formed an integral part to this strategy, and the rangers and their canine counterparts have contributed to this ensuring that poaching is at an all-time low, making it safe for nature’s return. In just eight years, Akagera has become a national treasure, bringing in much-needed revenue for local communities ensuring that both people and wildlife can thrive. #africanparks#conservation#wildlife#goodnews#africa#akagera#rwanda#rangers#hope#nature#nationalpark
18.09.2018 18:02:16
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#Hot #Season has arrived! Not to worry though, our main #Lodge offers relief fro
#Hot#Season has arrived! Not to worry though, our main #Lodge offers relief from the soaring heat by providing shade and breeze from all sides, whilst providing #splendid#views of the #Bua#River.#buariverlodge#nkhotakota#wildlife#reserve#africanparks#malawi#africa#tourism#picoftheday
18.09.2018 14:15:33
Liwonde National Park, also known as Liwonde Wildlife Reserve, sits near the Moz
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Liwonde National Park, also known as Liwonde Wildlife Reserve, sits near the Mozambique border in southern Malawi. Well-known for its conservation efforts, the park has been officially managed by @AfricanParksNetwork since 2015. It’s renowned for its elephant relocation and conservation as well as its help in growing the black rhinoceros species. There is only one safari lodge in the park, but as photographer @michaelatrimble puts it, "If Malawi as a safari destination isn’t already on your radar, it should be!" #traveldeeper
18.09.2018 13:40:16
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Akagera National Park in Rwanda is defying the odds. Today, the @nytimes feature
Akagera National Park in Rwanda is defying the odds. Today, the @nytimes featured the remarkable story of @akagerapark, a park whose biodiversity was almost lost by late 2000, but has since been restored. Refugees returning to Rwanda in 1994 turned to Akagera’s natural resources for survival. Lions were hunted to extinction by the late 90’s, and the last rhino was seen in 2007. More than 30,000 cattle filled the park, and tourism had disappeared. In 2010 however, African Parks assumed management of Akagera in partnership with the Rwandan Development Board and worked with local communities to shift the park’s trajectory from one of oblivion to prosperity and hope. Law enforcement was overhauled – snares were removed, arrests made and bushmeat confiscated and a canine anti-poaching dog unit was deployed. In 2016, a helicopter arrived thanks to the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and a k9 ranger unit was implemented, resulting nearly eradicating poaching altogether. With safety restored, lions were reintroduced to the park in 2015 (the population has since tripled) and in 2017, 18 Eastern black rhinos were delivered back to the park, and to Rwanda, after a 10-year absence. Tourism has flourished with more than 37,000 tourists visiting Akagera last year, half of whom were Rwandan nationals, bringing in a record US$1.6 million making the park 75% self-financing in just seven years. This story, along with two of the park’s beautiful camps, Ruzizi Lodge and Karenge Bush Camp which are run by African Parks, are featured in the @nytimes – highlighting the importance of tourism as a key economic driver that supports our efforts to restore the landscape, so both people and wildlife can thrive. Click the link in the bio to read the full article, follow @akagerapark to learn more, and book your visit to Akagera – we’d love to see you there. 🎥 @drewbantlin#AfricanParks#Akagera#Rwanda#Conservation@bucketlisters#bucketlist#travel#safari#ecotourism#elephant
17.09.2018 16:44:20
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With such an abundance of colorful bird
S T A R L I N G S 🐦 ____________________ With such an abundance of colorful birds in Africa, starlings are easily overlooked. When the light is too harsh or missing all together, they do look relatively unremarkable. However, when the light is right their coloring is absolutely beautiful - something even a colorblind photographer can see! ⭐️ . . . . . . . . . #starling#starlings#birdsofinstagram#birdsofig#zakouma#africanparks#waterhole#chad#tchad#lifethroughalens@zakouma_national_park@africanparksnetwork
17.09.2018 15:58:05
Although the colour and fur of a Hyena's coat can change with age, their spot pa
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Although the colour and fur of a Hyena's coat can change with age, their spot pattern remains the same throughout the course of their life. By photographing both sides of all individuals at every sighting, ZCP has developed photographic identification files for Hyena that can be used to estimate population size as well as monitor trends and clan dynamics over time. In a research paper by Msoka et al. (2016), over 25,000 such photos, taken in 4 years of study, estimated 233 individual Hyenas across 5 clans in our intensive study area of 1200 km2 in #liuwanationalpark. These density estimates are not as high as prey rich systems like the Serengeti, but they indicate, nonetheless, a healthy and stable population. Read more about Msoka et al.'s paper titled "Spotted Hyaena survival and density in a Lion depleted ecosystem: the effects of prey availability, humans and competition between large carnivores in Africa savannahs," www.zambiacarnivores.org. PC: Frans Schepers (ZCP Board Member) #zcp_org#zambiancarnivoreprogramme#dnpw#africanparks#wnfnederland#wwf#collaboration#liuwa#liuwaplains#hyena#hyaena#conservationinaction#research#zambia#wildlifeconservation#carnivores#wildlife#fieldwork#publications#science#wildlifephotography#naturephotography#africa
17.09.2018 12:31:48
Find out why wildlife needs community involvement and why it is so important to
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Find out why wildlife needs community involvement and why it is so important to us here at EJ in our latest blog post. . • https://www.extraordinaryjourneys.com/blog/african-wildlife-community-conservation/ . • • • • #globtrotter#traveltheworld#traveltheglobe#community#wildlife#protectwildlife#rhino#protectrhinos#kenya#linkinbio#photography#photooftheday#wonderlust#travelblogger#travelguide#expierence#africa#africanparks#travelafrica#safari#africansafari#luxurytraveler#luxurysafari#calltoday#ejafrica
17.09.2018 12:04:24
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Photo by @stevewinterphoto | Rangers are often the fir
#Repost@natgeo • • • • • Photo by @stevewinterphoto | 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 were 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 please visit @africanparksnetwork who has the largest ranger force in Africa. to see more images of our world please follow me @stevewinterphoto and thanks! #AfricanParks#Zakouma#Elephants#hope#gratitude#intheirshoes#outfitaranger#iphone@iphone
16.09.2018 23:14:30
Crossing on the Kalabo pontoon before heading on a short trip to Liuwa Plain Nat
Crossing on the Kalabo pontoon before heading on a short trip to Liuwa Plain National Park in north west Zambia #drivebotswana#selfdrivesafaris#zambia#selfdrivezambia#liuwa#liuwaplain#liuwaplainnationalpark#africanparks#kalabo#kalabopontoon#traditionalfishing#spearfishing
16.09.2018 22:45:46
One of the many unique activities at Odzala (@ccc_odzala) were the walks, and at
One of the many unique activities at Odzala (@ccc_odzala) were the walks, and at Lango Camp you could walk up and down the incredible rivers and streams that feed into the bai (open swamp area where animals come to search for minerals in the med)! This walk, with a deep section to wade through, was definietly a highlight. The wildlife and vegetation we encountered along the way were fascinating. We couldn't get enough! Check out more pictures from the trip taken by the rest of the group @adam_bannister_wildlife@the_davii@aleolivieris@tristandicks_photography@victorialouisekennedy@jeremy.goss#odzala#odzaladiscoverycamps#odzalaambassadors#congo#adventure#africanparks#wanderingthrough
16.09.2018 21:13:33
The youngest of the 2 male lions recently translocated to Majete Wildlife Reserv
The youngest of the 2 male lions recently translocated to Majete Wildlife Reserve. • This year, five wild lions were translocated from South Africa 🇿🇦 to Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi 🇲🇼. Despite efforts to protect the country’s lions, illegal hunting became an epidemic throughout Malawi which resulted in a local extinction. In an attempt to recover losses, extensive reintroductions of lions were made by @africanparksnetwork in 2012. Genetic diversity is now the name of the game with these most recent translocations. Of the five new lions, two of them are young brothers who have now reached a critical age of maturity. They will either split or remain together, but sooner or later they will have to face the dominant male of the pride to get access to the lionesses. This is the beginning of the most arduous and challenging time for any lion as they set off on their own. With fewer than 20,000 lions across Africa, any and all efforts to increase lion populations are desperately needed and warmly welcomed. • @leonardodicaprio@lionrecovery@leonardodicapriofdn#lions#wildlifephotography#lion#conservation#africa#wildlife#nature#recovery#hope#bigcats#africanparks#naturesreturn#savethelions#yourshotphotographer#animals_magic
16.09.2018 18:00:28
@natgeo @stevewinterphoto |@africanparksnetwork Rangers are often the first, and
@natgeo@stevewinterphoto |@africanparksnetwork 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 were 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 please visit @africanparksnetwork who has the largest ranger force in Africa. to see more images of our world please follow me @stevewinterphoto and thanks! #AfricanParks#Zakouma#Elephants#hope#gratitude#intheirshoes#outfitaranger#iphone@iphone#entrepreneurialism#mlmtips
16.09.2018 15:00:40
@natgeo @stevewinterphoto |@africanparksnetwork Rangers are often the first, and
@natgeo@stevewinterphoto |@africanparksnetwork 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 were 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 please visit @africanparksnetwork who has the largest ranger force in Africa. to see more images of our world please follow me @stevewinterphoto and thanks! #AfricanParks#Zakouma#Elephants#hope#gratitude#intheirshoes#outfitaranger#iphone@iphone
16.09.2018 15:00:28
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto |@africanparksnetwork Rangers are
#Repost@natgeo ・・・ @natgeo@stevewinterphoto |@africanparksnetwork 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 were 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 please visit @africanparksnetwork who has the largest ranger force in Africa. to see more images of our world please follow me @stevewinterphoto and thanks! #AfricanParks#Zakouma#Elephants#hope#gratitude#intheirshoes#outfitaranger#iphone@iphone
16.09.2018 14:51:27
Part of the fun of a place like Odzala National Park is the adventure of getting
Part of the fun of a place like Odzala National Park is the adventure of getting there. After two hours in an Let L-410 (an aircraft specialized for extreme conditions and remote airstrips), and watching Brazzaville’s sprawl melt away and transition into agriculture, then savanna, then thick jungle, we encountered low clouds and made an exhilarating landing after a couple low passes and tight turns. Landing at Mboko Airstrip couldn’t have felt much more wild, in every sense of the word. What a rush it was to finally be here. #odzalaambassadors#africanparks#intothewild#remotedestinations#iphonephotography
16.09.2018 14:26:40
Regrann from @natgeo -  @natgeo @stevewinterphoto |@africanparksnetwork Rangers
Regrann from @natgeo - @natgeo@stevewinterphoto |@africanparksnetwork 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 were 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 please visit @africanparksnetwork who has the largest ranger force in Africa. to see more images of our world please follow me @stevewinterphoto and thanks! #AfricanParks#Zakouma#Elephants#hope#gratitude#intheirshoes#outfitaranger#iphone@iphone - #regrann
16.09.2018 13:28:57
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Regrann from @natgeo -  @natgeo @stevewinterphoto |@africanparksnetwork
Awesome Regrann from @natgeo - @natgeo@stevewinterphoto |@africanparksnetwork 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 were 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 please visit @africanparksnetwork who has the largest ranger force in Africa. to see more images of our world please follow me @stevewinterphoto and thanks! #AfricanParks#Zakouma#Elephants#hope#gratitude#intheirshoes#outfitaranger#iphone@iphone - #regrann
16.09.2018 13:24:25
@natgeo @stevewinterphoto |@africanparksnetwork Rangers are often the first, and
@natgeo@stevewinterphoto |@africanparksnetwork 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 were 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 please visit @africanparksnetwork who has the largest ranger force in Africa. to see more images of our world please follow me @stevewinterphoto and thanks! #AfricanParks#Zakouma#Elephants#hope#gratitude#intheirshoes#outfitaranger#iphone@iphone
16.09.2018 13:00:10
Photo by @stevewinterphoto | Rangers are often the first, and last line of defen
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Photo by @stevewinterphoto | 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 were 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 please visit @africanparksnetwork who has the largest ranger force in Africa. to see more images of our world please follow me @stevewinterphoto and thanks! #AfricanParks#Zakouma#Elephants#hope#gratitude#intheirshoes#outfitaranger#iphone@iphone
16.09.2018 12:30:07
Hyena Ballerina!
Na de @omroep.avrotros @deechteartrooijakkers uitzending Helden
Hyena Ballerina! Na de @omroep.avrotros@deechteartrooijakkers uitzending Helden van de Wildernis scrollde ik terug naar mijn bezoek aan Liuwa Plain NP. Hyenas zijn zó verkeerd begrepen. Dit is toch een prachtig dier! #wildernis#africa#afrika#reis#opreis#travel#explore#liuwa#zambia#wildlife#avontuur#hvdw#hyeana#zcp#africanparks#travelgram#wanderlust#bucketlist#cute#animal#bw#lowangle#magic#wonderland
16.09.2018 07:25:48
Repost @africanparksnetwork Working tirelessly to save endangered places and spe
Repost @africanparksnetwork Working tirelessly to save endangered places and species, African Parks is making an enormous impact. I am proud to be involved. Watch: Lions, Africa’s iconic predator, have returned to the plains of Liwonde National Park in Malawi for the first time in 20 years! A total of nine lions have just been reintroduced to Liwonde (from South Africa and from Majete Wildlife Reserve also in Malawi), through a series of translocations to return the species to the park. Five additional lions were also translocated to Majete Wildlife Reserve from South Africa to increase the genetic diversity of the reserve’s pride. Lion populations have declined by over 90% over the last 100 years as a result of habitat loss and fragmentation, lack of prey, human-wildlife conflict and poaching for the illegal wildlife trade. Now, fewer than 20,000 lions remain across Africa, and have gone extinct in 26 African countries. But through initiatives such as these, Malawi is providing sanctuary for wild lions and is bringing them home. This extraordinary initiative was made possible with support from the Dutch Government, the @lionrecovery, the @leonardodicapriofdn and @leonardodicaprio. The return of these lions is part of a larger predator restoration initiative for Liwonde, where cheetahs were also reintroduced last year. Since 2015, African Parks along with the DNPW have drastically reduced illegal activity; almost 31,000 wire snares have been removed, wildlife conflict has been reduced and now tourism is on the rise, positively impacting local people. Projects like these show that with determination, political will and community and donor support – we can create a better future where nature’s return benefits both people and wildlife. Click the link in our profile to read the full story. 🎥 @warren_smart#AfricanParks#Lions#BigCats#Predators#LionRecovery#Malawi#Liwonde#Wildlife#NationalPark
16.09.2018 01:31:47
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