Home to around one-third of the world’s endangered mountain gorilla population, Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is hugely important to global conservation.
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Yet recently it’s been making headlines for the wrong reasons, like the violent ambush in April 2020 that killed twelve park rangers. And it’s not just Virunga: armed conflict affects many of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and can have devastating consequences for wildlife. We take an in-depth look at how conservation is affected by war – and how in turn it can help promote peace.
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(1) Last Chance for Animals | youtu.be/i69fNUVyHd0
(2)Thor Hanson (University of idaho) et al. | Biodiversity Hotspots: tinyurl.com/y4v7p86v
(3) Kaitlyn Gaynor (University of California, Berkeley) et al. | tinyurl.com/y2qysk3x
(4) Jason Burke (The Guardian) | Virunga national park in Congo closes to tourists until 2019: tinyurl.com/y9hljzq5
(5) Jared Stabach (Smithsonian Institute) et al. | Population structure and spatial ecology of Kordofan giraffe in Garamba National Park, DRC: tinyurl.com/yy4gco3k
(6) Kristof Titeca (University of Antwerp) | Outside the Frame: Looking Beyond the Myth of Garamba’s LRA Nexus: tinyurl.com/y47k8ycs
(7) Robert M. Pringle (Princeton University) & Joshua Daskin (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) | tinyurl.com/y35sxbwy
(8) International Monetary Fund | Democratic Republic of the Congo: www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2013/cr13226.pdf