African wildlife parks face climate, infrastructure threats


              FILE - The annual migration of wildebeest from the Serengeti National park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara national reserve in Kenya is seen from a drone in the Maasai Mara, July 22, 2020. Africa's national parks, home to thousands of wildlife species are increasingly threatened by below-average rainfall and new infrastructure projects, stressing habitats and the species that rely on them. (AP Photo/Joe Mwihia, File)
            
              FILE - A lion lies in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug, 25, 2020.  Africa's national parks, home to thousands of wildlife species are increasingly threatened by below-average rainfall and new infrastructure projects, stressing habitats and the species that rely on them. (AP Photo/Kevin Anderson, File)
            
              FILE - A pair of hippopotamuses cool off in the Nile river near the waterfalls in Murchison Falls National Park, northwest Uganda, on Feb. 21, 2020. Africa’s national parks, home to thousands of wildlife species are increasingly threatened by from below-average rainfall and new infrastructure projects, stressing habitats and the species that rely on them.  Climate change and large-scale developments, including oil drilling and livestock grazing, are hampering conservation efforts in protected areas, several environmental experts say. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - A rainbow forms in the mist at the top of the waterfalls in Murchison Falls National Park, northwest Uganda, on Feb. 22, 2020. Africa’s national parks, home to thousands of wildlife species are increasingly threatened by from below-average rainfall and new infrastructure projects, stressing habitats and the species that rely on them. Climate change and large-scale developments, including oil drilling and livestock grazing, are hampering conservation efforts in protected areas, several environmental experts say. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE — A herd of elephants make their way through the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, in search of water on Nov. 10, 2019. Africa's national parks, home to thousands of wildlife species such as lions, elephants and buffaloes, are increasingly threatened by below-average rainfall and new infrastructure projects, stressing habitats and the species that rely on them. (AP Photo, File)