I only wish this was true.  But when you read it closely, there is no evidence that anything is really being protected and they have no evidence of numbers, species or the claim that species are recovering naturally. this rather contradictory passage sums it up – “Henriques Suquina admitted that the local IDF is still unaware of the
current state of preservation of fauna and flora in the Nature Reserve with
more than 7.900 square kilometers, but he has ensured that there is no
evidence of poaching” – if he is unaware of the current state of preservation, how can he claim to have ensured there is n o poaching? Usual ANGOP propaganda.   I’m sure many of those involved have good intentions, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions; and many in Angola’s kleptocratic government would tear the road up to sell the tarmac if they thought it would turn a profit.KS

 

Save the Elephants
Angola: IDF Preserves Rare Species of Fauna and Flora
Angola Press
September 4, 2017

Matala: Animals such as black buffalo, elephant, leopard and wild boar are
some of the rare species of fauna considered privileged and cataloged by
the Forest Development Institute (IDF), in the Bicuar National Park,
southern Huila province, preventing them from being extinguished.

Speaking to Angop, IDF director in Huila, Henriques Suquina, said that they
are working to protect and conserve these privileged species of fauna and
flora, based on constant patrol actions and the installation of new
inspection posts, whose fiscals inhibit poaching, burning and illegal
logging.

IDF is also engaged in the control of illegal logging, in order to preserve
the flora, especially of some timber species, given its importance for the
country’s economy.

Henriques Suquina admitted that the local IDF is still unaware of the
current state of preservation of fauna and flora in the Nature Reserve with
more than 7.900 square kilometers, but he has ensured that there is no
evidence of poaching, fruit of the joint work conducted by the Ministry of
Environment and other public and private institutions in the region.

He said that the privileged species contained in the national parks
represent added value to the fauna and urges the inspectors to redouble
their patrols to avoid the extinction of their species.

The re-population of the species in the Bicuar National Park occurs
naturally, and the increase in the animal population of elephants, cheetah,
leopard, red crowbar, hyena and wild boars, among others, according to the
source.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201709040766.html