DRC’s Garamba National Park Hails Hopeful Turning Point at 80th Year Anniversary

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) and African Parks commemorated the 80th year anniversary of Garamba, one of Africa’s oldest national parks, on June 13th. First proclaimed in 1938, Garamba is an extremely diverse, critically important World Heritage Site, which has been the decades-long target of militant poaching groups, including the Lord’s Resistance Army. Although once home to 22,000 elephants, the Northern white rhino, and herds of Kordofan giraffe, today there are fewer than 1,200 elephants, the rhino has been extirpated, and only 48 giraffe remain.

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