The Republic of Chad is African Parks’ partner in the management of Zakouma National Park. The Chadian Government, on the advice of the European Union, approached African Parks in 2010 to take on the management responsibility of Zakouma in order to put an end to the ongoing scourge of elephant poaching. The mandate agreement was signed in June 2010 and African Parks commenced management of the park and periphery in October of the same year.
The European Union (EU) sees ecosystem conservation as an opportunity to generate growth, create jobs and reduce poverty through a green economy that contributes to the EU’s development agenda. Its work in this area is guided by its commitment to global environment and climate change agreements. The EU has been a long-term strategic funding partner of Garamba, Zakouma and Odzala through the European Development Fund (EDF). The EDF facility has been complemented by €12.5 million bridge funding between the end of the 10th EDF and the start of the 11th EDF. African Parks has received €17 million under the EDF.
Fondation Segré is committed to help protect the biodiversity of our planet through the active conservation of threatened species and their habitat and the restoration of degraded ecosystems.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is a government agency whose mission is to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats. USFWS have provided grants to support our anti-poaching programs and activities in Zakouma, Chinko and Odzala-Kokoua. In 2016, USFWS, alongside USAID, awarded African Parks a new grant to support anti-poaching efforts of key species within the Chinko and Garamba landscape and protected areas, with a specific focus on security, intelligence, law enforcement and park management.
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