The Republic of South Africa is in the southernmost region of the continent. Its long coastline stretches along the South Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean for more than 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles).
Nigeria lies on the western part of Africa on the Gulf of Guinea.
Ludovika Malemba knows the rugged hills and dusty tracks of LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary like the back of her hand. She has patrolled many kilometers as a wildlife scout of the group conservancy since its establishment in 2001.
African Wildlife Foundation is, building new sustainable opportunities for communities, and saving wildlife and natural ecosystems simultaneously.
For conservation to be effective and sustainable, it must be Africa-led.
Poaching and wildlife trafficking decimated Africa's wildlife species by millions.
More elephants and rhinos are dying from poaching than from natural causes or conflict with humans.
International trade in illicit wildlife products, like ivory and rhino horn, is turning Africa's iconic species into commodities.