The perilous 1,000-mile journey to save Africa’s endangered black rhinos
28 October 2022
Peace Parks Foundation – with the continued support of the donor community and our partners – managed to celebrate some of our most significant milestones to date in 2021.
A camera trap recently captured the first known image of a male lion in Mozambique’s Zinave National Park for several decades. The lion, which was drawn to the prey-rich habitat of the 18 600 ha sanctuary that has been established within the park, has since settled in the sanctuary, signifying how the remarkable restoration of this once-silent wilderness has led to the establishment of healthy ecosystems that are naturally attracting Africa’s top predator.
Peace Parks Foundation is honoured to welcome the President of Zambia, His Excellency Hakainde Hichilema, as its newest Patron.
The milestone reintroduction of four cheetahs into Maputo Special Reserve has reached a triumphant conclusion, as the majestic cats bounded their way into their 104 200 hectare new home on 22 October. This followed three weeks of acclimatising in bomas in the reserve. The cheetahs will now take their rightful place in the ecosystem, where they will play an important role in ensuring ecological equilibrium.
Peace Parks Foundation is mourning the passing of a true giant in southern African conservation and a deeply respected former colleague, Mr Sedia Modise, who was a pioneering figure in the formalisation of transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs) across the region.