DR Congo Will Open Virunga, Salonga Parks to Oil Companies
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has said that it was opening parts of its famous Virunga and Salonga National Parks to oil drilling. The parks are home to several endangered and rare species such as gorillas, bonobos and forest elephants, writes Deutsche Welle.
Mountain gorillas feed inside Virunga National Park.
Regional Mountain Gorilla Number Exceeds 1000
Monitor, 9 June 2018
It was all joy for conservationists from Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) when the results of a recently conducted census documented 604 mountain gorillas… Read more »
Murders, Kidnappings Close Africa's Oldest National Park
VOA, 5 June 2018
Murders and kidnappings are forcing Africa’s oldest national park to close to visitors for a year. Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is home to… Read more »
Continent's Gorilla Population on the Increase
Deutsche Welle, 2 June 2018
The population of mountain gorillas, which survive on the forest-cloaked volcanoes of central Africa, has increased by a quarter to over 1,000 individuals since 2010, wildlife… Read more »
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