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Join Steppes Travel at the Royal Geographical Society in London with Zakouma National Park’s Manager Rian Labuschagne to discuss the success story of elephant conservation in Zakouma National Park in Chad and the future for conservation.

Zakouma's elephants
© David Santiago Garcia/ African Parks

Described as one of the last strongholds for central African wildlife, Zakouma is especially renowned for its free roaming herds of African elephants. Approximately 4,000 elephants were killed between 2005 and 2010. Since then African Parks has taken over management of Zakouma and not a single elephant has been poached since 2011. The elephants are the poster boys for Zakouma and are a rare conservation success story. This is undoubtedly largely down to the great work of the African Parks team, who are defiant in the struggle against poaching in spite of the killing of six of their rangers in 2012 by Sudanese poachers.

Learn more about the Park’s history and beauty here:


Since African Parks involvement in 2010, Zakouma National Park has also seen most species of larger mammals, including buffalo, giraffe, roan antelope and Lelwel’s hartebeest increase in number. In fact, with the planned reintroduction of the rhino, Zakouma will be the closest park to Europe that has the Big Five.

Read about how African Parks is protecting elephants in: Mounting up against Poaching.

Anti-poaching patrols
© Michael Nichols/ African Parks

The event is taking place at London’s Royal Geographical Society on Monday, 14 September 2015 from 7 – 9pm so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment. All ticket proceeds go to African Parks.

Book your tickets here.

Zakouma's elephants
© Michael Nichols/ African Parks

Read about Zakouma National Park in: Beyond the Infinity Pool

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