Media highlights for African Parks in August 2016 included coverage by The Independent, Business Insider, de Volkskrant, National Geographic, People Magazine, Huffington Post, Paul G. Allen on LinkedIn, among others. Read more here:
GIRAFFES ARE BEING KILLED FOR THEIR TAILS| National Geographic, August 10, 2016
Poachers are wiping away a rare subspecies of giraffe found in central Africa. Exclusive video shows the aftermath of recent killings. Documentary filmmaker David Hamlin recalls the adrenalin rush when he was flying over the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Garamba National Park in late June and spotted three giraffes standing in a small clearing.
SAFARI IN MALAWI: WATCHING 500 ENDANGERED ELEPHANTS REHOMED| The Independent, August 12, 2016
On World Elephant Day, we take a unique look at Malawi’s safari parks as they battle to save their populations.
EVERY ELEPHANT COUNTS| Paul G. Allen, August 12, 2016
A little more than two years ago, my team and a dedicated group of conservationists set out to count Africa’s savanna elephants, an effort called the Great Elephant Census (GEC). Our goal was to learn how many remain and where, then use the information to help protect these iconic animals from the poachers that are driving them toward extinction.
HERE BE DRAGONS LINES UP NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL FOR VR PARTNERSHIP| VR Focus, August 14, 2016
It is one thing to be told of hardship, or effort, or a disaster but it is another to bear witness to it in person. So often such is difficult to convey, but through virtual reality (VR), where you are immersed in that going on around the camera (a.k.a you) it is easier to educate and generate feelings of empathy and understanding.
DE GROOTSTE OLIFANTENVERHUIZING OOIT| de Volkskrant, August 16, 2016
Het is een verontrustend gezicht. In paniek haast een kudde olifanten zich over de Afrikaanse riviervlakte. Weg willen ze, weg van de herrie van de helikopter die hen dicht op de hielen zit. Pas als hun achtervolger wegdraait, komen de dieren langzaam tot stilstand en vallen dan een voor een om.
THE THREAT TO THE WORLD’S LARGEST WILD ANIMALS IS MUCH GREATER THAN WE THOUGHT | Business Insider, August 22, 2016
A group of leading conservationists has declared that an extinction crisis is facing the world’s largest wildlife. In a new report titled “Saving the World’s Terrestrial Megafauna”, they found that 59% of the world’s largest carnivores, including big cats, and 60% of the world’s largest herbivores, face dramatic population and range losses.
VOICE OF THE PLAINS| Time + Tide and Norman Carr Safaris
Liuwa Plain National Park, to the west of Zambia, is one of Africa’s secret destinations. It’s home to the second largest wildebeest migration in the world, famous Lady Liuwa and her lion pride, huge clans of hunting hyena, rare birds and cheetah. Time + Tide and Norman Carr Safari’s produced this beautiful short film to showcase the wonders of Liuwa.