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Head of law enforcement at Liuwa shot dead by poachers

African Parks regrets to announce the tragic death of Dexter Chilunda, park ranger in charge of law enforcement, at Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia. Dexter was shot in the chest by a suspected poacher after investigating gunshots that had been heard by park rangers.

Chad sets fire to ivory stockpile

The President of the Republic of Chad, his excellency Idriss Déby Itno, lit the fire destroying his country’s 1.1 ton stockpile of ivory.

Chad commits to destroying ivory stockpile

The president of the Republic of Chad has announced the imminent destruction of his country’s ivory stockpile, amongst a range of elephant protection measures to be implemented as Chad takes the lead in the fight to protect central Africa’s savannah elephants.

Two lion cubs born in Liuwa

Two lion cubs have been sighted in Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia, significantly marking the first birth of lion cubs in the park for well over 10 years.

21 elephant calves a testimony to anti-poaching efforts

Twenty-one new elephant calves have been sighted at Zakouma National Park in the Republic of Chad, marking a turnaround in the fortune of the park’s beleaguered elephant herds which had been decimated by poaching in recent years.

Wild dogs collared in the name of research

An alpha female has been re-collared and two young wild dogs collared for the first time in the 13 member-strong pack at Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia, in anticipation of a natural split in the group. Read the full story here.

Victories against ivory poaching in Congo

Since the launch of Odzala-Kokoua National Park’s “poacher to protector” amnesty program last year, the eco-guard, now with former poachers in its ranks, have won two major victories in the battle against ivory poaching in the Congo. Read about it’s conservation developments here.