Zakouma National Park in Chad is one of Africa’s most astounding tales of resurgence and hope – it is also a last stronghold for the Critically Endangered Kordofan giraffe, supporting about 60% of the 2,000 that remain in the wild across their range in Africa. In January this year, African Parks worked alongside the @Giraffe Conservation Foundation to undertake the first-ever giraffe satellite tagging operation in Chad, collaring eight of these animals to better monitor their activity and improve their conservation. Africa’s total Kordofan giraffe population declined by 90% over the last 30 years, but in Zakouma their numbers are rising and we remain committed to their continued protection. Through our partnership with the Chadian Government since 2010, we have overhauled law enforcement and worked extensively with communities to restore security to the landscape. Zakouma has since transformed into a safe haven where wildlife numbers are increasing for the first time in decades, people are visiting and communities are benefitting from stability and new economic opportunities in living proof that where safe places can be created, both people and wildlife can thrive.