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 visit was aimed at checking the condition of the tracks and infrastructure so that the reintroduction, financed mainly by the European Union (€276,000), can be successfully completed, as well as identifying release sites.
In recent decades, the buffalo had completely disappeared from Gilé area due to poaching. After 3 translocations in 2012, 2013 and 2018, the population is now estimated at 150 individuals. A true success story. This fourth translocation, known as ‘reinforcement’, will double the buffalo population in GNAP.