We know all too well that many species in Africa continue to struggle against the ravages of human activity, be it from pollution, poaching, or the widespread destruction of natural habitats. In this condition good news about their survival is a breath of fresh air. Here are some of them:
The Black Mamba APU (Anti-Poaching Unit) was founded in 2013 by Transfrontier Africa NPC, and is the first majority female (32 women and 2 men) anti-poaching unit in South Africa. They’ve helped reduce poaching levels in the Kruger by up to 76% and received global recognition.
Mauritian Wildlife Foundation started intensive population management activity for Echo Parakeets and helped raised their population to 60 breeding pairs. More than 40% of Namibia is now under active conservation management, the most notable result of which has been a marked upswing in its native populations of lions, oryx, zebras, black rhinos and cheetahs.