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African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the direct, long-term management of National Parks and Protected Areas in partnership with governments to save wildlife, restore landscapes and ensure sustainable livelihoods for local communities. Since 2010 when African Parks entered into a partnership with the Rwanda Development Board and assumed management of Akagera, we overhauled law enforcement and restocked the park with numerous species including reintroducing lions in 2015 after a 20 year absence due to poaching.

The Journey

Eastern black rhinos are being moved from South Africa to Akagera National Park in Rwanda in a cross-continent journey spanning over 4,000 km. This move will mark the historic return of this iconic and endangered species to Rwanda.

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African Parks manages 11 national parks and protected areas in eight countries covering six million hectares: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia. Visit www.african-parks.org to learn more.