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African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on direct responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities. We currently manage ten parks in seven countries covering an expansive six million hectares.

When African Parks assumed management of Majete in 2003, all elephants had been hunted out. Today, after restocking the reserve, more than 400 live there and the area is thriving. In 2015 African Parks assumed management of Liwonde, which has more than 800 elephants and has high levels of human-wildlife conflict, and Nkhotakota which once had more than 1,500 elephants but due to poaching fewer than 100 remain.

Our goal is to reduce conflict and protect habitat in Majete and Liwonde, while creating Malawi’s premiere elephant sanctuary in Nkhotakota and restoring the park to its former glory.

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The Journey

250 elephants from Liwonde National Park and 250 elephants from Majete Wildlife Reserve are being moved to Nkhotakota National Park, all within Malawi. Each elephant will travel a distance of approximately 350 kilometers. Protecting the lives of elephants and local people is our foremost priority and we have invested significant capacity and resources in constructing reliable perimeter fencing, working closely with local communities, and carrying out effective law enforcement in all reserves.

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African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. African Parks manages 10 national parks and protected areas in seven countries covering six million hectares: Malawi, Zambia, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Chad. Visit www.african-parks.org to learn more.