Media highlights for African Parks in October 2016 included coverage by The Washington Post, Sky News, BBC News, Daily Mail, International Business Times UK, Good Morning America, CBS News, Marie Claire, among others.
FROM DELIVERING EMERGENCY MEDICINE TO ANIMAL CONSERVATION: FLYING DRONES SAVES LIVES IN AFRICA | International Business Times, 18 October 2016
First used for humanitarian purposes in a number of countries across Africa, including Rwanda, Madagascar and Uganda, drones are also becoming an essential tool to combat poaching and protect endangered species in Southern Africa.
ZAMBIA PART THREE: SUSTAINABLE FISHING IN BANGWEULU WETLANDS | 50/50 Environmental Magazine Programme, 20 October 2016
Recently, we have been exploring the Bangweulu Wetlands in North East Zambia and this week Bertus brings us another story from this incredible swampy region, where he finds out if it’s possible for a large community of people to live sustainably directly from the land, side by side with the wildlife.
TRANSLATING SURVEY FINDINGS INTO EFFECTIVE ELEPHANT PROTECTION RESULTS | National Geographic Voices, 21 October 2016
The results of the ambitious, two-year-long Great Elephant Census (GEC) of the African continent’s savannah elephant populations were released in late August. The GEC team estimated a population of 352,271 savannah elephants in survey sites in 18 countries.
PRINCE HARRY HAILS ‘AMAZING’ ELEPHANT WORK IN MALAWI | BBC News, 28 October 2016
Prince Harry has said the experience of helping to move African elephants across Malawi was “amazing”. The royal spent three weeks in Malawi in July and August working on a major project to transfer 500 elephants more than 200 miles to a wildlife reserve.
BRITAIN’S PRINCE HARRY HELPS MOVE 500 ELEPHANTS 220 MILES ACROSS MALAWI | CBS News, 28 October 2016
Photos were released Friday of Britain’s Prince Harry working over the summer in Malawi on what Kensington Palace called “one of the largest elephant translocations in conservation history.”
PRINCE HARRY HELPS TO SAVE HUNDREDS OF ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA | Sky News, 28 October 2016
Prince Harry spent his summer taking part in one of the biggest ever conservation missions in Africa. The 32-year-old worked alongside volunteers, vets and experts helping to move endangered elephants to a safe sanctuary in Malawi.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON SAFARI IN RWANDA | Africa Geographic, 31 October 2016
Our modern-day lifestyles can sometimes be a bit monotonous, and every once in a while it’s worth taking a step away from your day-to-day routine to embark on an adventure into the wilderness for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.