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Conservation and security in central Africa
EU
12 October 2016

In the lawless border area between South Sudan, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), security, conservation and development are closely linked.

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Giraffes Are Being Killed for Their Tails
National Geographic, Jani Actman
10 August 2016

Documentary filmmaker David Hamlin recalls the adrenalin rush when he was flying over the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Garamba National Park in late June and spotted three giraffes standing in a small clearing.

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THE ASSASSINATIONS OF MOTHER NATURE’S GUARDIANS
Mongabay, Fred Bercovitch
24 May 2016

The risk of murder is higher for environmental activists and wildlife officers than for police officers. Protecting the planet is a dangerous job. Schoolyard massacres and suicide bombers make the headlines, while the near daily assassination of Mother Nature’s Guardians is often missed.

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FATAL FIREFIGHT IN CONGO PARK HIGHLIGHTS THREATS TO RANGERS
Yahoo! News, Christopher Torchia
24 May 2016

Shot by elephant poachers, the manager of Congo's Garamba National Park asked a ranger for help to bind his leg with a tourniquet to slow blood loss.

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MY FIREFIGHT WITH ELEPHANT POACHERS
BBC, Tony Karumba
21 May 2016

Eric Mararv was shot on the frontline of DRC's battle against elephant poaching.

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ON THE FRONTLINE OF AFRICA’S WILDLIFE WARS
The Guardian, John Vidal
07 May 2016

Brigadier Venant Mumbere Muvesevese, a 35-year-old father of four, became the 150th ranger in the last 10 years to be killed protecting lowland gorillas, elephants and other wildlife in Virunga national park last month

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SHOOTOUT IN GARAMBA
The New Yorker, PETER CANBY
04 May 2016

On April 29th, the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, addressed the inaugural meeting of the Giants Club Summit, a conference held near Mount Kenya that is devoted to combatting the accelerated destruction of Africa’s elephants.

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I’LL BE BACK TO TACKLE POACHERS, SHOT RANGER VOWS
The Times UK, Jerome Starkey
29 April 2016

The bullet tore through his thigh, smashing his femur, as the ranger unit advanced towards a gang of poachers at the site of a freshly slain elephant. Erik Mararv, 30, manager of Garamba National Park, was the first man to be hit.

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