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Latest News13 February 2018

Enlisting Microsoft Azure in the fight against rhino poaching

Douglas Gilliings and Herman Stander working on the camera trap systems in Hluhluwe iMfolozi
Douglas Gilliings and Herman Stander working on the camera trap systems in Hluhluwe iMfolozi

In the heart of key rhino reserves in South Africa, the innovative utilisation of Microsoft Azure’s cloud-based computing service is assisting conservation managers to overcome infrastructure and technical support barriers presented by traditional information technologies – allowing those at the frontline to not only solve technology challenges, but to empower real people to fight the real problem of poaching. read more

VISION

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Peace Parks Foundation envisages the establishment of a network of protected areas that links ecosystems across international borders.

Given the proximity of the region's protected areas to each other, the possibility exists to create wildlife dispersal routes between them, or in certain instances to link them.

MISSION

Peace Parks Foundation facilitates the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas (peace parks)* and develops human resources, thereby supporting sustainable economic development, the conservation of biodiversity and regional peace and stability.

*The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Wildlife Conservation and Law Enforcement of 1999 defines a transfrontier conservation area (TFCA) as "the area or component of a large ecological region that straddles the boundaries of two or more countries, encompassing one or more protected areas as well as multiple resource use areas". The Protocol commits the SADC Member States to promote the conservation of shared wildlife resources through the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas.

WORDS FROM NELSON MANDELA

Photo: Roy Beusker/NPL
Photo: Roy Beusker/NPL
'I know of no political movement, no philosophy, no ideology, which does not agree with the peace parks concept as we see it going into fruition today. It is a concept that can be embraced by all.

In a world beset by conflicts and division, peace is one of the cornerstones of the future. Peace parks are a building block in this process, not only in our region, but potentially in the entire world.'
Vacancies and Tenders

Tender for Works - Construction of Staff Houses and Associated Services at Savuti Wildlife Camp in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Vacancy: Accountant

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