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TRANSLOCATING 500 ELEPHANTS TO SAFETY.
A daunting task indeed but not impossible!
This short clip about the 500 elephant's African Parks is moving to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. We look forward to continuing the process in 2017 http://500elephants.org/ #translocation#safehaven#500elephants#princeharry
Did you know that you can visit the parks we manage? See elephants rebounding in @zakouma_national_park in Chad, or rhinos restored in @akagerapark Rwanda; watch thousands of birds take flight or the famous hyaenas on the plains of Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia - or catch a rare glimpse of the endangered western lowland gorilla in Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Congo. By visiting the parks under our management, you are supporting critical conservation efforts and positively impacting local communities for generations to come. Join us and experience the good news first hand. Find out more by visiting africanparks.org #AfricanParks#naturetourism#greentourism#conservation#beautifuldesinations#bucketlist#explore#goodnews
Immobilizing a family group of elephants......#pneudart#Pneu-Dart equipment and remote drug delivery devices make the task a lot more simple. We translocated 520 elephants in this operation and they were all immobilized with an old Pneu-Dart model 193 SS projector and 2CC slo-inject darts with 2-2.5" needles. Good, reliable equipment means good results. #africanparksnetwork#500elephants
Conservation at its finest. In Malawi, Africa, 500 elephants have been successfully translocated to a well protected reserve. The last two years have been spent preparing the reserve including overhauling law enforcement to put an end to poaching. The elephants now have a safe new home where they can thrive. Link to article is My Stories.
Video from @africanparksnetwork #malawi#500elephants#conservationarea
We are pleased to share the newly translocated elephants are adjusting well to their new home in Nkhoktakota Wildlife Reserve. This historical elephant translocation isn’t our only ambitious project from within Africa. Also this year we returned black rhinos to Rwanda’s @akagerapark after more than a decade since they were last seen there, and cheetahs back to Liwonde in Malawi after a 100 year absence - and all are doing well! Visit our website and sign up to be the first to hear our good news from across the continent. And visit link in our bio to read the @natgeo story about the elephant translocation. by @pedromcbride#GoodNews#AfricanParks#Conservation#500Elephants#BeMoved#Akagera#Nkhotakota#Liwonde
Photos by Pete McBride / @pedromcbride It’s World Elephant Day and we’re celebrating good news stories for elephants – including the recent completion of rehoming 520 elephants in Malawi! We just finished one of the largest elephant translocations in history where we moved elephants to help repopulate Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, and to reduce conflict and pressure on habitats in Majete Wildlife Reserve and Liwonde National Park – all of which are in Malawi and are all managed by African Parks. We spent the last two years making Nkhotakota safe for these elephants, so they can breed, and thrive. We were thrilled to have @natgeo photographer Pete McBride document this historic move and have this featured by National Geographic. Click on the link in our bio to read the story and view his extraordinary photos (swipe to see a few more) and share the good news. #WorldElephantDay#goodnews#500elephants#savetheelephants#PeteMcbride#NatGeo#jointheherd#bemoved#africanparks#homecoming
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Malawi is on the list of top 25 poorest countries in the world but that doesn't is stop it from doing great things. "African Parks completed one of the largest elephant translocations in history on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017. In total, 520 elephants were successfully moved from Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, and were released in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve (500elephants.org)." Before my 2014 mission trip to it, I didn't know Malawi existed. It's crazy to me how easy it is to overlook the help and support that is needed by both people and animals in countries all over the world including the U.S. Though we don't always have the funds to go and take action ourselves, we can certainly pray for the people that put their lives on the line everyday for the betterment of God's creation. #worldelephantday#500elephants#GenesisOneTwentysix#MatthewTwentyeightNineteen
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Community development is a vital part of protecting parks and their wildlife. Where people thrive, wildlife thrives. The communities who live on the periphery of Majete have seen numerous positive changes take place since we assumed management of Majete in 2003. In 2016 alone, more than 2,300 children were impacted through educational outreach; 7,100 tree seedlings were planted to provide a sustainable alternative fuel source; and 100 tonnes of honey were harvested through the African Parks bee-keeping programme. By working together with the surrounding communities, we have been able to grow and protect our elephant herd, so much so that we are able to move numerous families to Nkhkotakota to restock and restore the reserve as part of our historic #500elephants translocation. Footage: @aheydlauff#AfricanParks#Conservation#community#majete#Nkhotakota