The park is managed by the Conservation Service of the Waza National Park, part of the Cameroon Ministry of Environment and the Protection of Nature. In 1983, the park had a staff of twenty-five rangers; however, as of 2005, that number had dropped to seven, and poachers from Chad, Nigeria, and Cameroon itself were reported to have gone on a "rampage for the Park’s resources." Also in 2005 the Netherlands World Conservation Union Committee agreed to pay for an additional sixteen "eco-rangers" who would assist the regular ones.
Waza is home for lions and elephants and in particular for one of the last populations of the Western giraffe (G. c. peralta). Kob-antelopes have increased to 5000 in the 1990s since a strong decline in the 1980s. Other large ungulates are wart hog, roan, red-fronted gazelle and korrigum. There are 379 species of birds in the park; among the birds that have been sighted are Marmaronetta angustirostris, Aythya nyroca, Aquila clanga, Falco naumanni, Neotis nuba, Ortyxelos meiffrenii, Ardeotis arabs, and Struthio camelus.
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