Zakouma National Park sits alongside Siniaka Mania Faunal Reserve which together covers a huge 30694 sqkm of ecosystem. African Parks has managed Zakouma National Park since 2010 and having seen the success of this management, the government of Chad award African Parks the mandate to manage a much larger area to help secure vital habitats for the benefit of wildlife and local communities.
With effective security in place and the resurgence of wildlife populations, Zakouma National Park is enjoying the benefit of increasing tourism. The park is a safe refuge for central and west African wildlife including the Kordofan giraffe: 50% of this subspecies lives within Zakouma National Park. Poaching had resulted in a loss of 95% of the elephant population in Zakouma: from 2002 to 2010 the number of individual elephants declined by 4000 to 450.