Steve Winter

4 days ago

@stevewintephoto EVERYDAY IS INTERNATIONAL ELEPHANT DAY!! @africanparksnetwork @Zakouma_National_Park in Chad, @africanparksnetwork , is one of the most amazing ecosystems on the planet – the amazing abundance of life found here is off the charts. Zakouma is just one of 15 parks managed by conservation NGO African Parks ( @africanparksnetwork ). If you want to see wild plains teeming with lions, leopards, herds of elephants, giraffe, and now rhinos (they just reintroduced black rhinos after a 50-year absence ) - go to Zakouma - check out the lodges there and in the other parks the manage in 8 other countries via their website. Tourism revenue goes back to the parks they manage and important community projects like education, healthcare and improved livelihoods. What is happening in Zakouma is one of the most hopeful stories in conservation. The park was once ravaged by poaching and insecurity. More than 4,000 elephants, which was 95% of the population, were slaughtered between 2002 to 2010 for the sale of their ivory – and poachers wreaked havoc on both the wildlife and people who lived there. By 2010, only 450 elephants remained. That same year, @africanparksnetwork signed a long-term agreement with the government of Chad to fully manage Zakouma and change the trajectory of the park. They built a ranger team and implemented effective law enforcement measures and community networks, and today poaching has been practically eliminated. The elephant population is finally on the rise for the first time in a decade. @africanparksnetwork @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection

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Elizabeth Connell Burke

Internacional Elephant Day. Chad. Africa. NGO AFRICAN PARKS NETWORK

4 days ago

María Fernanda

Wow!!!! ❤

4 days ago

Nélida Kreer

Encouraging news, splendid shot!

4 days ago

Charleen Chiang

Thanks for sharing this!

4 days ago

oksun Renninger

So beautiful 😍😍🤗👍

4 days ago

artistrips

Beatiful 😍

4 days ago

Mouchou

😍

4 days ago

Winifred

Beautiful😍

4 days ago

National Park Photography

So cute😍😍😍

4 days ago

😍

4 days ago

Nínive

Ay dios mio .. no tengo palabras .. sólo quiero abrazarlo ❤❤❤

2 hours ago

Neusa Fonteyne

😍😍👏🏻👏🏻

4 hours ago

dlouis|Elephant Advocate

This is an awesome picture of such beautiful majestic animal.  I checked ur page and man, love the content you post, I’m an animal advocate and think Elephants are some of natures most beautiful creatures. I really enjoyed the post, THANKS! Gave you a follow, keep up the great work!  Dlouis 😊

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Renata

😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😘

2 days ago

LiTeng

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2 days ago

Sheila Mccrory

So cute - great photo! 🙂💕💕

2 days ago

RAW

What an expression!

2 days ago

Rosangela M. Daemon

He's so cute!!!❤️

3 days ago

Deidre Parkinson

Perfect!!

3 days ago

margo cato

Beautiful as and so cute ❤️

3 days ago

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