Saving the wildlife ‘miracle’ of Congo’s Garamba park

A veterinary doctor monitors the respiratory rate of a sedated female elephant as she is fitted with a tracking collar in the Garamba National ParkChronic insecurity, regional conflict, tough terrain and isolation make Africa's Garamba park perhaps the most difficult place on the continent to practice conservation. North-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the park is situated, is a bad neighbourhood: South Sudan to the north collapsed in civil war in 2013, as did nearby Central African Republic a year earlier, while Congo itself is still plagued by armed groups including rebels, horseback raiders and renegade soldiers. "This is one of the most trouble-ridden parts of Africa," said Chris Thouless of Save the Elephants, a conservation organisation.

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February 18, 2016 7:24 am

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