“Saving Africa’s Parks”

African Parks featured in National Geographic Magazine

“To rescue the continent's iconic wildlife from poaching and other human threats, one conservation group is treating degraded parks as if they were failing businesses in need of new management. It’s working” begins the feature-length article in the December 2019 issue of The National Geographic Magazine, written by David Quammen and with photographs by Brent Stirton.

National Geographic takes the reader on a multi-park visit, beginning in Zakouma National Park in Chad; then on to Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and finally on to Pendjari National Park in Benin, in exploration of our African Parks model.

What is captured are the hardships of the ever present threat of poaching of Africa’s high-valued species, the pressures on natural resources, and how regional insecurity impacts the last of Africa’s wild. But more positively, he sees the impact African Parks is having on providing safe spaces for people and wildlife, how critical it is to have the trust and buy-in from local communities, and how together with governments and funders, we are realizing a shared vision of restoring Africa’s wild landscapes for the sake of humanity.

Click here to read the full article online, or pick up the issue on stands today.

Click here to watch the National Geographic film “Last Wild Places: Majete”

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