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Rwanda Development BoardIn 2010, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) signed an agreement with African Parks establishing the Akagera Management Company (AMC) to jointly manage the park. RDB works to transform Rwanda into a dynamic hub for business, investment and innovation, and to fast-track economic development by enabling private sector growth. Visit www.rdb.rw and www.rwandatourism.com to learn more.
Akagera Management CompanyEstablished in 2010, the Akagera Management Company (AMC) is the joint venture vehicle of the public-private partnership between the RDB and African Parks that is responsible for managing Akagera National Park.
The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA)The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria is the Membership organisation of the most progressive zoos and aquariums in Europe and the Middle East. Uniting over 400 member organizations in 47 countries in cooperative work on conservation, research, education and animal welfare, EAZA is responsible for the EEP population management programmes.
EAZA Ex Situ ProgrammesEAZA is responsible for the planning and administration of over 200 EAZA Ex Situ Programmes (EEP), the principal structure for ex situ conservation of wild animals in Europe. Each EEP is designed to fulfill a specific role that helps safeguard the future of the species and/or its habitat, and is run by a dedicated species committee headed by a Coordinator, an experienced population manager from an EAZA Member zoo or aquarium. EEPs use molecular biology, demographic and genetic analysis, and many other scientific disciplines to maintain a diverse, self-sustaining population of a species within European zoos and aquariums.
Safari Park Dvůr KrálovéSafari Park Dvůr Králové is one of the best rhino breeders outside of Africa. So far, 46 black rhinos have been born there and the park coordinates efforts to save the northern white rhino. The park assists with conservation of rhinos, even in the wild and rhinos sent from Dvůr Králové to Tanzania years ago have been regularly producing calves. In 2014 and 2017, the park organized public burnings of rhino horn stockpiles to raise awareness of the plight of rhinos.
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