2021 in Numbers
The 19 parks under the management of the African Parks Network are situated in some of the remotest areas of Africa, and the communities living in and around them are sometimes the most underserved on the continent.
In the last year, they;
- Supported 99 hospitals & mobile health clinics
- Provided healthcare to 108,579 people
- In response to COVID, their teams distributed 65,000 masks & reached 135,800 people through awareness programmes
By providing access to healthcare, they are not only improving the daily lives of thousands of people but are also securing a sustainable future for these protected areas by ensuring that communities benefit from their existence.
African Parks Network believes that communities are the true custodians of these landscapes and that it is imperative that their effective management of these parks with their Governmental partners sees local communities benefit.
In the last year alone, they;
- Built and supported 105 schools
- Provided 752 scholarships
- Supported 99 hospitals and mobile healthcare units which provided almost 110,000 people with healthcare
Their support of alternative livelihood projects ranging from beekeeping to fish farming has benefitted tens of thousands of people over the years, through skills development and because all generated revenue from these enterprises goes straight back into the communities.