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Virunga National Park in South Kivu, DRC

DR Congo gorilla defenders compete with rebels for charcoal market

In the remote forests of Africa’s oldest wildlife park, and at the heart of a civil war that has decimated the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern region, the rangers of Virunga National Park are waging their own battle.  They’re fighting to save the surviving families of mountain gorillas and 200 other endangered species, as well as the forests and savannahs of this U.N. World Heritage site.
Read the article from Voice of America

Updated: (7.25.2013)



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