“Conserving African Wildlife” conference and documentary premiere in Paris

On the 6th of February, the 5th conference for the “Homme-Nature” circle “Conservation de la faune sauvage africaine : ces actions de terrain qui redonnent espoir” -Conserving African wildlife: field actions that give new hope” and the projection of the documentary “Gilé source de vie” – Gilé source of life- (#Canal+ production) brought together 200 people […]

First visit to GNAP by the Director of Pôle Nature

In January, Mr. Courbois visited Gilé National Park accompanied by Mr. Thomas Prin FFS-IGF project manager and Mr.Fusari Alessandro Fusari FFS-IGF project coordinator. Mr. Courbois visited the operational base in Musseia, met the teams and visited the communities around the Park that benefit from the Non-Timber Forest Products programme The mission also provided an opportunity […]

1st Girls’ Chess Championship

Xadrez Program At the end of December, GNAP organised the 1st Girls’ Chess Championship at the primary school of the Malema Centro community.19 girls from 5 schools in the Buffer Zone participated together with their parents, caregivers and teachers. The 3 winners took home medals and 3 complete sets of school supplies. This chess programme […]

AFD visits GNAP

In November, Mr. Alessandro Fusari, coordinator of Gilé National Park, and Thomas Prin, the Fondation François Sommer’s Africa project manager, welcomed Mrs. Beaudet head of projects/partnerships and funding for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) of the AFD – Agence Française de Développement- French Development Agency and Mr. Tixier biodiversity, climate and CSO project manager, a visit […]

Meet Alberto, local community member and beekeeper

When you have a team that loves what they do, everything becomes lighter, even the most difficult days. Meet Alberto, better known as ‘Khotxiua’, a local community member and current keeper of the school apiary at GNAP. With his help we set up our showcase, we have bottles of honey available! Beekeeping is an income-generating […]

A new well for drinking water and a new border to fight poaching

Infrastructure Department News ?For several days in October, a drilling company drilled a well near the Musseia Headquarters. “Located at a depth of over 40 meters, this well will allow all teams to access drinking water thanks to a solar-powered pump system,” explains Thomas Prin. Previously, GNAP staff either used water from the Molocué River, […]

Buffalo translocation updates

Visit to the Marromeu reserve for the next translocation of 200 buffalo. To prepare for the translocation of 200 buffaloes to Gilé National Park, GNAP postponed until 2024 due to the damage caused by Cyclone Freddy, Thomas Prin carried out a field assessment in the Marromeu reserve. The task was to find a way for […]

The radio system in GNAP is up and running!

 The Gilé National Park teams and their service provider have just finished installing 5 radio antennas (digital VF radio with GPS tracking). Real-time communication is now possible throughout the Park. “The entire territory is covered and an operations control centre in Musseia allows us to monitor teams on mission in the field in real time”, […]

Filming for channel Seasons in GNAP

From 26 August to 11 September 23, Xavier Gasselin and Emmanuel Michard filmed a report on GNAP for Canal+ , Seasons channel /myCANAL Filming included a tour of the national park, anti-poaching patrols with rangers, visits to community programmes, participation in the capture of an elephant for a collar change and much more. “Your teams […]

Preparations for the translocation of 200 buffaloes in GNAP is underway

On 18, 19 and 20 of May, Gilé National Park has been busy preparing for one of the most important operations of the year: the translocation of 200 buffaloes from the Marromeu National Reserve to Gilé National Park. The operation is foreseen between August and September and will take a 26-hour journey by truck. The recent […]