A comeback for African national parks

As wildlife authorities on the continent work with non-profit organisations to secure ecologically valuable landscapes, populations of large mammals have grown.

The earth's sixth mass extinction, scientists warn, is now well under way.

Worldwide, wildlife populations are plummeting at astonishing rates, and the trend is perhaps most starkly evident in Africa's protected areas - the parks, game reserves and sanctuaries home to many of the world's most charismatic species.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 24, 2019, with the headline 'A comeback for African national parks'. Print Edition | Subscribe