In 2011, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declared the Africa's western black rhino extinct. All that remained of it were photographs and stories that begun ‘once upon a time’.
Though they live next to Tanzania’s largest national park, residents in the villages surrounding Ruaha National Park see no benefits from the presence of wildlife, particularly carnivores.
An African safari is an adventure everyone should experience at least once. In order for that to be a possibility for future generations, it’s important for all guests to practice sustainable tourism. Since 1981, AWF partner Thomson Safaris has been a leader in sustainable tourism in Tanzania, with custom-designed camps and eco-friendly amenities that leave little impact on the surrounding land and wildlife.
In the remote protected areas of Central Africa, danger has a name: Lord’s Resistance Army, Janjaweed, Séléka, take your pick. “When we started working in Cameroon’s Faro National Park, we lost four village guards almost immediately due to conflict,” recalls Jef Dupain, African Wildlife Foundation’s (AWF’s) technical director for West and Central Africa.