African Parks Foundation of America is the US operation of African Parks, a non-profit conservation organization based in South Africa which takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. With the largest counter-poaching force and the most amount of area under protection for any one NGO in Africa, African Parks manages 15 national parks and protected areas in nine countries covering over 40,540 square miles.
African Parks Foundation of America 21 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036 USA
African Conservation Wildlife and Wilderness Protection
Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)
Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)
Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)
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Law Enforcement, Anti-Poaching
Wildlife and Wilderness Protection
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African Parks is a non-profit conservation organization 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: Chad, Central African Republic (CAR), Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia – covering an expansive six million hectares.
Law enforcement and anti-poaching activities; securing parks for growth of populations of endangered species; re-populating wildlife in parks where endangered species have been lost; creating business models whereby eco-business and eco-tourism can maintain operations within the parks and help both bring the wildlife to attention to the public while providing revenues to help save them. We also seek donations in the US as well as US expertise in animal conservation.
By 2020, our goal is to manage 20 parks and protect more than 10 million hectares. Because of the geographic spread and representation of different ecosystems, this will be the most ecologically diverse portfolio of parks under one management across Africa.
Founded in 2000 in response to the dramatic decline of protected areas due to poor management and lack of funding, African Parks utilizes a clear, business approach to conserving Africa's wildlife and remaining wild areas. While securing vast landscapes and carrying out all activities needed to protect the parks and their wildlife, we maintain a strong focus on economic development and poverty alleviation of surrounding communities in order to ensure our ultimate goal: that each park is ecologically, socially, and financially sustainable for the long term.
African Parks' objective is to become the leading player in protected area management on the African continent by being the benchmark of management excellence and park sustainability. By 2020, African Parks aims to have responsibility for a portfolio of 20 parks covering an area of 10 million hectares. Because of the geographic spread and representation of different ecosystems, this will be one of the most ecologically diverse portfolio of parks in the world.
Mandates signed for 10 protected areas in seven countries six million hectares under management; the most amount of area under protection by one conservation NGO in all of Africa
1,500 employees across Africa
The largest counter-poaching force in Africa with more than 600 rangers on staff
An MOU committing us to the development of Ennedi in Chad
Nine additional parks under consideration
Reintroduced lions back to Rwanda in 2015, a species that had been extirpated from the country after the genocide
Stopped an eight-year decimation of Zakouma's elephant population in Chad,
Restored Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi in just ten years making it the country's premiere wildlife sanctuary
Undertaken the world's most significant elephant translocation (500Elephants) in Malawi, moving 500 elephants in Malawi
African Parks Foundation of America
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