Bicauri National Park is located in the southwest region of Angola on the Huila plateau covering an area of 3,050 square miles. The park is characterized by sandy hills and shrub thicket while the climate is tropical semi-desert. Bicauri National Park was initially established as a hunting reserve before its reformation into a national park in 1964. It is known for the large mammals including the black buffalos, antelopes, and elephants. The population of these animals was significantly reduced during the civil war since the park was being used as military practice. Poaching and human encroachment also affected their population. Since the end of the civil war in 2002, Huila provincial government has been rebuilding the infrastructure of the Bicauri National Park to attract and protect animals with several herds of elephants returning to the park.
Access to safe drinking water in Angola. ... The sharp increase in access to safe drinking water by 2004 reflects the emergency assistance and humanitarian resources that flowed in following the peace agreement, but in some cases was not sustainable. Angola has witnessed improved access to sanitation in the same period.