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Large scale elephant relocation in Malawi

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Phase II has been launched these last days, with adicional 27 elephants released up to now in Nkhotkota.

 

 

 

Some calves are already born in the park:

http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?e=[UNIQID]&u=31a2a8f9bbef669281a70dd6a&id=3f94b82fa0

 

I think we will see again massive communications around this fantastic move.

 

 

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Yes, we were there in early June & can confirm there are many happy elephants wandering around Nkhotakota.  Our visit was before this years movement but those that were relocated last year have settled in very well - this youngster, photographed from the deck of our tent, made the trip "inside it's mothers tummy"!

 

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My TR has been delayed but hopefully I'll get it to you before too long

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Here is some video material related with the 34 elephants translocated from Liwonde National Park to Nyika plateau National Park in Malawi:

http://www.peaceparks.org/news.php?pid=1696&mid=1780

 

The Peace Parks Foundation has huge projects in Southern Africa. NYC project is quite small but this is a very concrete action to recover and protect this small park from Malawi, sharing frontiers with Zambia.

 

http://www.peaceparks.org/news.php?pid=1696&mid=1761

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It will be interesting to see how this translocation compares over the longer term with that of the 500 elephants from Liwonde/Majete to Nkhotakota.  It's my understanding than Nyika is unfenced whereas the Nkhotakota elephants will always be in a fenced area (that African Parks plan to keep increasing the size of as the amount of wildlife increases - upto the size of the park obviously).  How do Peace Parks plan to handle the wildlife/human conflict that will inevitably result?

 

 

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@Africlan: I have absolutely no information about it.

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