The film was made in 2010 and subsequent progress in developing the park has been slow, not helped by security problems in the region which have led to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advising against all travel to the five woredas in which the park is sited (Akobo, Wantawo, Jikawo, Lare, and Jore).
A 2015 paper, Planning for Core Wildlife Conservation Area of Gambella National Park
by Gatluak Gatkoth Rolkier, can be downloaded from the International Journal of Innovative Research and Development website
A short paper from 2016, Investment in national Park? Encounters between land Investment and Wildlife Conservation in Gambella Regional State
by Medhi Labzaé, can be downloaded from the Centre français des études éthiopiennes (cfee) open edition books website
In January 2019 the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) invited bids for the construction of park office buildings.