Tunde Folawiyo | AWF Provides Technical Assistance for Faro National Park Support

June 25, 2014 admin Africa Wildlife Foundationafrican elephant conservationAfrica’s Endangered PrimatesProtecting RhinosTunde Folawiyotunde folawiyo africatunde folawiyo bioWest African Lion

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As the battle to preserve the endangered species of Africa rages on, the African Wildlife Foundation continues to implement new initiatives aiding in the fight against poaching. A number of wildlife parks throughout the continent are supported by the organisation, demonstrating the outstanding impact the AWF carries in protecting animals from endangerment or extinction. Supporters of African wildlife preservation efforts, such as Tunde Folawiyo and countless others throughout the world, may contribute to the organisation so they may continue to make great strides in the fight. With the high demand of ivory and the relatively tame punishments for illegal poaching so low, many wildlife parks throughout the region are ill-equipped to handle an influx of illegal hunting.

The necessity to protect Africa’s endangered wildlife has never been greater. Cameroon’s Bouba N’dijida National Park suffered an immeasurable loss when armed poaching gangs from Sudan massacred over half of the area’s elephants in February 2012. Whilst Faro National Park was spared, its proximity to the border of Nigeria results in a heightened sense of danger for the area’s wildlife. Habitat destruction and poaching are just two of the risk factors faced at Faro National Park. Although the grounds are looked after by park staff, they remains lacking in adequate support in order for staff to fully focus on effective management and action plans for combatting poaching threats. With this, African Wildlife Foundation will support the park with anti-poaching efforts and necessary training sessions and equipment. The foundation will also assist park authorities with an innovative ecological-monitoring system.

Covering an area of over 3,300 square kilometres, Cameroon’s Faro National Park remains one of the largest parks in the country, housing a significant number of the continent’s elephant population. It is also home to the country’s largest number of hippopotamus. Among the park’s many species are giraffes, lions, cheetahs and leopards. With this high number of animals comes a heightened need to educate the public about the dangers faced by these animals.

Since its establishment in 1961, African Wildlife Foundation has sought to give hope to the many endangered species currently inhabiting Africa. Armed with the continual support of African citizens such as Tunde Folawiyo and millions of other animal lovers throughout the continent and beyond, the endangered species of the continent may one day thrive again. Those wishing to learn more about the threats facing the continent’s wildlife may visit the African Wildlife Foundation’s website.

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