Media highlights for African Parks in May 2016 included coverage by The Guardian, Daily Mail, CBS News and Africa Geographic. Read more here:
ON THE FRONTLINE OF AFRICA’S WILDLIFE WARS | The Guardian, May 8, 2016
Brigadier Venant Mumbere Muvesevese, a 35-year-old father of four, became the 150th ranger in the last 10 years to be killed protecting lowland gorillas, elephants and other wildlife in Virunga National Park last month.
LION CUBS ARE BORN IN RWANDA IN BOOST TO PREDATOR’S FORTUNES | Mail Online, May 13, 2016
Three lion cubs were born in a wildlife park in Rwanda, boosting efforts to restore the country’s lion population, which was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide.
SEARCHING FOR AFRICA’S SHOEBILL IN BANGWEULU SWAMPS | Africa Geographic, May 17, 2016
The swamp king. King whale-head. The giant peculiar bird of Africa. Whatever you’d like to call Africa’s shoebill, this bird deserves to be on your radar. Not only do they take your imagination into prehistoric times, but they are also rare and considered Vulnerable due to habitat destruction. Coming face to face with one is the stuff of birding dreams!
ARMED POACHERS KILLING RANGERS WHO DEFEND ELEPHANTS IN CONGO PARK |CBS News, May 24, 2016
Shot by elephant poachers, the manager of Congo’s Garamba National Park asked a ranger for help to bind his leg with a tourniquet to slow blood loss