Saturday, 7 April 2018

Gorilla War

The rangers in the Virunga Park of the Democratic Republic of the Congo appear to be on a 'war' footing with the disparate armed groups moving into the park to take over land, take trophies and gather bushmeat ( The gorillas are the best known endangered animals in this location but other species are also at risk. There have been fire-fights with the ranger's base being taken by insurgents and then being re-taken. Rangers have been killed but they seem determined to protect their animal charges. Conservation is difficult enough without having to fight off well-armed marauding groups!

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