Rewilding Africa

Rewilding Africa is one of the Peace Parks’ most ambitious projects. The rewilding process moves wildlife from areas of overpopulation, to areas of decimation. By reintroducing wildlife to ecosystems where the species once thrived, biodiversity is once again restored, whilst the potential for securing the future of the protected areas through nature-based tourism is increased exponentially.

At the same time, the process relieves pressures of overpopulation at the capture location, thereby halting what could evolve into devastating habitat degradation.

This grand endeavour is made possible through the support of the donor community and dedicated partnerships with organisations that have been translocating wildlife for many years.

The project started in 2001 when the first 25 elephants were moved to Limpopo National Park. Since then, we have translocated more than 15 000 animals to parks all over southern Africa.

Through the news stories below, we share with you our rewilding journeys and keep you to date with the latest plans and news.

REWILDING AFRICA NEWS

13 Apr 2022

Historic return of rhinos to Mozambique

For more than 40 years, rhino have been absent from Zinave National Park. This year...

20 Mar 2022

The missing link between climate change and biodiversity

Man-made methods for climate sequestration are often expensive, time-consuming, and sometimes even risky. Fortunately, there...

17 Dec 2021

Message from our CEO: Restoring ecosystems in the new ‘normal’

Peace Parks Foundation – with the continued support of the donor community and our partners...

17 Dec 2021

Rewilding Zinave – Return of the leopard

Two leopards have been introduced into Mozambique’s Zinave National Park as the founder animals of...

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