African Parks rangers start their mission in Côte d’Ivoire

By Jeune Afrique
Posted on Friday, 18 November 2022 10:01

African Parks rangers at Pendjari Park, Benin, in January 2018. ©Stefan Heunis/AFP

The partnership between Ivorian authorities and the South African nature conservation NGO has come to fruition. Several rangers have just arrived in Côte d'Ivoire.

Closely monitored by president Alassane Ouattara, the collaboration falls under the aegis of the National Security Council (CNS). The CNS Executive Director Fidèle Sarassoro, ministers Téné Birahima Ouattara (Defence) and Vagondo Diomandé (Security), is managing the partnership.

According to our sources, African Parks Network (APN) deployed its first group of rangers in Côte d’Ivoire on 11 November. So, what is their remit?