CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany, Honorable Dr. Christian Ruck visits Zakouma National Park
N'Djamena (Chad), 28-30 January 2022 - The CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany, Honorable Dr. Christian Ruck accompanied by His Excellency Dr. Kricke Gordon, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Chad, visited the African Parks Network Project, of the National Park, which is under the end-to-end management and well appreciated Leadership of Dr Pierre-Armand Roulet, Regional Director – Chad.
Photos: by the CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany, Honorable Dr. Christian Ruck visits Zakouma National Park
During his visit, the CBFP Facilitator and the German Ambassador were able to witness firsthand the extraordinary work done by the African Parks Network, which over the past ten years has transformed a degraded ecosystem depleted of its wildlife into a flourishing landscape bordering the Sahelian zone, teeming with wildlife and bringing in tourism revenue. These results were achieved thanks to skilled human resources, namely, 300 direct jobs and about 1000 indirect jobs, handicraft businesses and subcontracting businesses/farms.
Zakouma National Park is a success story for the Congo Basin and therefore the lessons learned form a relevant data bank to inform the region.
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Our investigation found that at the height of the clashes between fishers and pastoralists on 9 December, Shuwa Arab elders consulted each other and contacted Park guards by phone before deciding to enter the Park. The following day, Shuwa Arab men, women and children walked 20 km to the centre of the Park, continuing 2 days later to a nearby waterhole. There they were initially summoned by the Park warden to leave the Park but allowed to stay to recover from their journey. After 1 week, pastoralists continued through the inundated part of the Park to the north-east where they stayed until 20 January, when all but two of the 17 groups left the Park. The Park offered safety for the pastoralists, but the conditions were harsh for families and livestock, resulting in considerable loss of sheep and donkeys; three cattle were predated by lions.