African Parks secures $100M for conservation in Africa

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African Parks has secured a $100M commitment from the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation to support protected areas in Africa. The money will be split between a $75 million endowment and near-term support for parks under African Parks’ management. The pledge is the largest-ever gift to African Parks’s endowment. African Parks is a South Africa-based conservation group that manages 19 protected areas covering 14.7 million hectares in several African nations. African Parks , a South Africa-based conservation group that manages 19 protected areas covering 14.7 million hectares in several African countries, has secured a $100M commitment from the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation . The grant, which will be allocated over the next five years, will be split between a $75 million endowment, that will fund organizational needs into perpetuity, and near-term support for parks under African Parks’ management, according to a statement put out by the NGO. African Parks said some of the funds would go toward matching grants for Iona National Park in Angola and Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo under the Legacy Landscapes Fund , an initiative between European aid agencies and several NGOs that was established earlier this year. Iona National Park, […]

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