A natural treasure in the heart of the Congo Basin

South of the majestic Congo River, in the lowlands of Congo is a natural treasure largely unknown: the Salonga National Park. It is the largest forest park in Africa and one of the last remaining intact tropical forests in the world. Comprising a mosaic of rivers, streams, marshlands, typical grassy glades called bais and marshes, Salonga is home to 40% of the world’s bonobos.

I invite you to explore the park and discover how the Congolese Institute for Conservation of Nature (ICCN) and its partners are working on the preservation of this jewel through an innovative approach linking nature conservation and rural development, environmental education and research activities that create a model for the protection of nature and the prosperity of the people. Discover through this website the beauty of Salonga!

General Director of ICCN, Pasteur Dr Cosma WILUNGULA BALONGELWA

Park Management

Since May 2016, ICCN (Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation) and WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature) have been co-managing the park to further improve biodiversity conservation. The co-management program is funded by the European Union, USAID, the German Cooperation and WWF Germany.  Oxfam and ISCO, as well as LKBP contribute to rural development activities and scientific research as technical partners of the Salonga National Park program.

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Salonga briefs

July 21, 2021

Salonga National Park removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger

On 19 July 2021, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee decided to remove Salonga National Park from the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger.

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May 5, 2021

Visit of the Delegation of the European Union to Salonga

The Head of Cooperation of the Delegation of European Union (EU) to the DRC and his team visited Salonga from 13 to 17 April 2021.

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April 19, 2021

WWF and USAID Assist Riparian Populations in SNP Affected by Inter-ethnic Conflicts

WWF and USAID delivered medical aid to riparian communities of Salonga National Park following inter-ethnic clashes

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June 22, 2020

Covid 19 – the situation in Salonga

While there are no cases of Covid-19 at Salonga at the moment, precautions have been taken to reduce the risk.

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