Closing ceremony for the retraining of 102 rangers
With 300 rangers patrolling Salonga National Park, capacity building is an important field of work. Two 45-day training camps were organized by the Management Unit of SNP (UGPNS) and 102 rangers were newly retrained. They participated in a closing ceremony under the supervision of Deputy Director Lucien Lokumu on November 10th, 2018 . Speeches, review of ranger units, demonstrations of techniques and a parade have marked this celebration day. Representatives from other executive forces like the national Army (FARDC) and National Police Department, the Territorial Administrator, and one of Salonga’s major donor, USAID, as well as several other local and provincial authorities participated in this event. This training covered several subjects: discipline, anti-poaching techniques, physical exercises, data collection and accurate recording, and environmental law. Special attention was given to human rights and the correct use of the ecoguards’ executive powers on respecting the laws and procedures when arresting and investigating alleged poachers. Trained rangers, who were highly motivated at the end of their training, were then sent off on a long-distance patrol to put in practice their training and ensure Salonga’s surveillance.
Elephants populations: encouraging signs in a bai of the North bloc of the parc
The latest report on monitoring park clearings reveals encouraging signs for elephants in a bai of the northern bloc of the park.
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.
Continuous improvement in Salonga’s management efficiency
Salonga National Park completed its Management Effectiveness Assessment (IMET) for 2018 and it shows significant improvements.