Prince Harry’s park pioneers to take on poachers in Zim reserve

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Prince Harry’s park pioneers to take on poachers in Zim reserve

Conservationist group backed by the duke will help save elephants and black rhinos in neglected area

Victoria Ward and Peta Thornycroft

A conservation group supported by the Duke of Sussex has taken over the management of one of Zimbabwe’s most neglected national parks which has fallen victim to rampant poaching.

African Parks aims to reform (https://www.africanparks.org/) the 1,600km² Matusadona National Park’s elephant and black rhino populations and transform the site into a leading safari destination.

The duke spent almost three weeks working with African Parks in Malawi in 2016 as the organisation embarked on one of the biggest elephant translocation projects in conservation history. He returned to the Liwonde National Park headquarters in September 2019 for an update on its progress...

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