Africa: Good News for Bonobos and Elephants – Africa’s Largest Rainforest Reserve Is Off Unesco’s Endangered List

Mo Africa News:

The Salonga National Park in Democratic Republic of the Congo has been removed from the endangered heritage sites list due to improved security measures and conservation efforts that have seen stabilising bonobo and elephant populations.

Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) Salonga National Park is no longer on the List of World Heritage in Danger, the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has announced.

The removal of Salonga from the list is due to improved conservation efforts and anti-poaching measures and better management of the park, the World Heritage Committee said.

Salonga, which sits at the heart of the central basin of the Congo River, was placed on the World Heritage List in 1984. Due to poaching, deforestation and poor management, the park was placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1999, said’s Christine Mbithi in a statement.

In 2018, former DRC president Joseph Kabila approved oil drilling in a block sharing a boundary with Salongo and Virunga (also a Unesco World Heritage Site) national parks. Oil drilling in protected areas is prohibited in the DRC, but Kabila considered redrawing the boundary lines of the parks to accommodate the oil companies, which included South…

Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Africa: The Crucial but Missing Link in Africa Air Travel Industry

Mo Africa News:

Mo Africa News: It seems like air travel is slowly getting back to its pre-Covid-19 days. People are flying for varied reasons. It has been a while since I travelled on a plane. In addition, I have been slow in noticing the back to normalcy state within the sector. I did not quite look forward […]

Libya: Empowering Libyan Women to Make a Living and Put Food On the Table

Libya: Empowering Libyan Women to Make a Living and Put Food On the Table

Mo Africa News:

[UN Women] “I was in a bad situation when I heard about the Tamkeen project. I had been trying to think of ways to help my husband financially,” said Hana* who participated in a professional cooking course to start her own business. “I was hoping desperately to take part in the training. I wanted to…

Africa: Potent Brew That Led to South Africa’s Urban Uprising – Pandemic, Recession and a Crisis of Social Reproduction

Mo Africa News:

Mo Africa News: In the discourse on the recent uprising of the impoverished, consideration of the inequality deepening the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is largely absent. The exacerbation of already unsustainable levels of inequality by the pandemic coupled with a global recession provided the volatile ingredients. Jacob Zuma was just the trigger. With rare […]