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African Parks

African Parks is a conservation organization that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities. 

The organization currently manages 18 protected areas in 11 African countries, aiming to restore each area, making them ecologically, socially, and financially sustainable for the benefit of people and wildlife.

CTAOP’s partnership supports youth-driven sexual reproductive health in the six chiefdoms of the community-owned and protected Bangweulu Wetlands of northeastern Zambia. 

With a lack of economic opportunity, early marriage, and poaching opportunities, young people are a key population in the conservation and development goals of the communities in the protected wildlife area

Youth-led activities include family planning and SRHR education, shaping health services designed for adolescents, and enterprise development initiatives.

Bangweulu Wetlands, Zambia
At a vast 6,000 square kilometers, Bangweulu simply means “where the sky meets the water.”
Bangweulu, which African Parks has managed since 2008, is one of the most extraordinary wetlands in all of Africa.