Book about Salonga National Park

November 29, 2018
Book about Salonga National Park

ICCN's Driector General Pasteur Dr Cosma Wilungula Balongwela hands over a book to Daniel Hachez, Head of Cooperation (EU Delegation, DRC).

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).

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