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

23 Sep 2022

Eland mega-herd translocated to Zinave National Park  

A seventy-five-strong herd of eland has been successfully translocated to Zinave National Park, Mozambique.

29 Aug 2022

Black rhinos return to Zinave National Park in Mozambique

Seven critically endangered black rhino have been safely translocated from South Africa to Zinave National...

24 Aug 2022

Photo story: The incredible journey of Zinave's white rhinos

Ever wondered what it takes to move 19 rhino across international borders on the longest...

13 Apr 2022

Historic return of rhinos to Mozambique

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

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