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The current century has been a continuous saga of man expanding his boundaries, and encroaching on new land for a variety of reasons ranging from agriculture, to habitation and industrialization. Compelling reasons have forced humans to settle down on, or otherwise use land that used to provide habitat for some of Africa's diverse wildlife. More often than not, wildlife has come out second best in this interaction between man and animal, and some species have been completely wiped out. Greater numbers of species have become endangered, or vulnerable in one way or the other.

African countries have generally been aware of this threat to their wildlife. Governments have established National Parks and Protected Reserves in almost every country to conserve the tremendous animal wealth the continent possesses. In this section, we visit a selection of the major national parks from around the African continent. We have presented information about some of the most famous parks on popular safari routes as well relatively unknown parks that are more difficult to reach.

We have provided a spotlight on one of the most famous National Parks in the continent - Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Moreover, there is a Photo feature of the majestic Victoria Falls in the Victoria Falls National Park, Zimbabwe. Finally, compete with others around the world and play our interactive game - Wildlife Conservation Challenge - that takes you on a tour around Africa to find information about certain endangered species!



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