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, ISCO, ZSM, and LMU contribute to rural development activities and scientific research as technical partners of the Salonga National Park program.

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Recent News

June 10, 2019

Bekalikali Bai now has an observation platform

Platform for wildlife observation at Bekalikali Bai is finished.

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April 10, 2019

Rehabilitation of the Monkoto-Boende road

Work on the Monkoto-Boende road continues and already reduces travel time.

March 11, 2019

Documentary filmmakers shoot in Salonga

A visit from the crew of "Giving Nature a Voice." Salonga National Park to shoot a documentary on nature conservation.

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October 15, 2019

Maintenance of the Monkoto-Mondjoku Road

Three Local Road Maintenance Committees (CLERs) are now active on the Monkoto-Mondjoku road.

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October 15, 2019

Two rangers build their skills at the Garoua Wildlife School in Cameroon

Two eco-guards went to the Garoua Wildlife School in Cameroon for an 18-month training that began in September.

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October 15, 2019

New park station to be built in Bombuli

A mission visited Bombuli in July to prepare the installation of a new station of the park.

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October 15, 2019

Mission of the Biomonitoring Team to Lake Kantotsha

The Biomonitoring Team carried out a mission in the southern block of Salonga National Park and conducted a preliminary survey of Lake Kantotsha.

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