Book about Salonga National Park
During a side event of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership Meeting, ICCN and WWF presented the commissioned book on Salonga National Park written by Jean-Pierre Vande weghe. The book is the first comprehensive description of the park’s different habitats and species, the culture of the people in the Salonga landscape, and the conservation efforts to protect this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The book launch was accompanied by introductory remarks of Dr. Mechthild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Dr. Roseline C. Beudels-Jamar de Bolsée, WWF-International board member. This was followed by a presentation by Park Director Pierre Kafado who highlighted the achievements of the park management and outlined the challenges and approaches to sustain conservation goals and development opportunities. The book launch was attended by other partners and donors to Salonga National Park, like the German Development Bank (KfW) and Rain Forest Alliance (RFA).
Good news on World Bonobo Day
Surveys confirm critical importance of Salonga National Park for bonobos, forest elephants and other emblematic species in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Continuous improvement in Salonga’s management efficiency
Salonga National Park completed its Management Effectiveness Assessment (IMET) for 2018 and it shows significant improvements.
Congolese students conduct research in Salonga
Two students from University of Kinshasa visited Salonga for an ecological monitoring field mission.