- The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park is launched with AWF's help, doubling the protected area (35,000 square kilometers or 13,500 square miles) for wildlife and neighboring communities.
- Africa's rhinoceros population continues to increase from 13,109 rhinos in 1999 to an estimated 14,770 rhinos, in just two years.
- Poachers kill two mountain gorillas in the Parc National des Volcans of Rwanda for their babies. This is the first case in that region in 17 years.
- The enormous Limpopo Heartland is established and spans Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe and is larger than the entire country of Switzerland.