Once on the Brink, This African Park Is Making a Comeback
Over the next several years, West Africa's Pendjari National Park will be working more vigorously toward conservation efforts.
A Delaware-size patch of land in West Africa is making a comeback.
On January 31, the National Geographic Society announced it was partnering up with African Parks, the Wyss Foundation, and the Republic of Benin to revitalize West Africa's Pendjari National Park. The goal of the conservation initiative, in which $23.5 million will be distributed over several years, is to protect, restore, and rehabilitate the park's fragile landscape.
With this fund, the National Geographic Society will lead new scientific exploration in the park, as well as develop new monitoring technology and a large-scale conservation plan. The society will also create materials for educational and long-term financing purposes.
“The Pendjari National Park is an exceptional reserve, which was under threat because of poaching,”