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The final phase of the historic ‘500 Elephants’ translocation is underway!

July 7, 2017 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

Last year African Parks moved 260 elephants across Malawi. So far this year, 50 have successfully been moved and another 190 are on their way.

Why are African Parks moving elephants? To ensure their long-term survival so they can be free of threats, breed and thrive.

In two of the three parks in Malawi under African Parks management, elephants are thriving, but they need more space. In order to reduce human-wildlife conflict and pressure on natural habitats, they’re moving them to a new park that has enough room and the safety needed for this herd to grow.

Tremendous planning and care has gone into this project – from overhauling law enforcement to make their new home safe from poachers, to ensuring the individual well-being of each and every elephant.

CNN was there on the ground with African Parks during this first week of this historic move to help tell this hopeful story. You can see their exclusive footage here.

The translocation will continue over the next five weeks so stay tuned for more updates along the way!

Do you want to help these elephants along their journey? African Parks is responsible for 90% of Malawi’s elephant population and protects 15,000 elephants across the continent. They couldn’t do this without your support where 100% of donations go directly to their parks where it matters the most.

Thank you for supporting African Parks and helping to make history for Malawi’s elephants.

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These initiatives by African Parks  will result in a total transformation of Malawi’s wildlife and safaris. As a result, Malawi is set to become one of the most complete destinations in Africa!  Lake, Landscape, Culture and now Wildlife experiences of the very highest quality.

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