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Meram
Blue Sky Pink Dress
Market Day in Chad
Refugee mother and daughter in refugee camp
Sunrise in Ounianga Serir lakes
Searching the way
Sunset in the Ounianga Serir lakes
Guelta dĀ“Archei
Governor of the town of Karma and his ministers
Nomads people from Borkou desert
Nomads people in search of water through Ennedi desert
Recon
Displaced Chadian boy cools off in a nearby river near the Darfur boarder.
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Recon

Hamit Abdulla (23) on recon for the Mamba 1 Team in Zakouma National Park, Chad 2015 In 2002, an estimated 4,300 elephants roamed within the grounds of Zakouma National park; roughly 450 remain in 2015 as a direct result of ivory poaching. The Mamba are an elite group of 25 rangers who are trained in making arrests, presenting evidence in court, handling sophisticated weaponry and engaging in firefight. Their presence in Zakouma has allowed the elephant population to stabilize with the birth of more than 40 calves since 2013.

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