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CONGO DR: Virunga National Park, Africa’s Oldest Park Closed To Tourists Over Security Concerns

Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo announced on June 4 that it will not be welcoming tourists again until 2019.

Virunga is suspending activities for security reasons. 197 more words

Tourism

Suspension of tourism in Virunga NP, DRC

Following an ambush 10km outside Goma in May 2018 in which a park ranger was killed and two British tourists were kidnapped (to be released two days later), the management of Virunga National Park has announced the indefinite suspension of tourism to the park until such time as the safety of visitors can be assured. 10 more words

Park Ranger Killed Trying To Save British Tourists...

#AceNewsReport – May.14: Boris Johnson didn’t give any further details, but paid tribute to the authorities from the African country and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation “for their tireless help during this terrible case.”He said that “my thoughts are now with the family of Virunga Park ranger Rachel Makissa Baraka who was killed during […]

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Conservation

Two Brits kidnapped in Congo are released unharmed, Foreign Office confirms

“I pay tribute to the DRC authorities and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation for their tireless help during this terrible case,” Mr Johnson said in a statement.  229 more words

Politics

DR CONGO: Two British Tourists Kidnapped And A Female Ranger Killed In Virunga National Park

Some tourists were kidnapped and a convoy attacked in the Virunga National Park, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s famed haven for gorillas and other endangered species, a park source said. 398 more words

Tourism

Face to face with Mountain Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo

If you love adventures and animals, then surely like me have at least dreamed of the possibility of seeing gorillas. Even if I’ve been lucky enough to have been traveling for the last 3 years and seeing some amazing things, this experience was a really special one for me. 1,121 more words

Democratic Republic of Congo: Poachers Kill Six Rangers

The link below is to an article reporting on the deaths of six rangers in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo by poachers. 9 more words

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