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Tom Kellie posted a topic in African wildlifehttp://www.wsj.com/video/ecotourism-in-congo-focuses-on-silverback-gorillas/C1561EEE-BDAA-4782-98F4-E1D971D9DDD9.html ~ This June, 2017 article in the Wall Street Journal discusses how ecotourism in the Democratic Republic of Congo is centered around field observation of eastern lowland gorillas. The gorillas are seen in Congo's Kahuzi-Biega National Park.
Tom Kellie posted a topic in Latest Conservation news and talkhttp://focusingonwildlife.com/news/30-years-of-protecting-the-mysterious-okapi/ ~ This June, 2017 article published in Focusing on Wildlife is an interview with wildlife conservationist John Lukas of the Okapi Conservation Project. The increase of slash and burn agriculture reduces okapi habitat, and repeated incursions by armed grievance groups imperils rangers, such that Congolese Army patrols are now needed.
A brilliant article, outlining the dramatic threaths faced by Virunga National Park, and the stubborn willingness of its chief warden, Emmanuel de Merode, to protect it against all sort of enemies, at the risk of his own life (as widely known, de Merode was almost killed in an ambush earlier this year): http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/06/a-belgian-prince-gorillas-guerrillas-the-future-of-the-congo.html