Mission of education and environmental awareness in schools around Monkoto
During November and December 2019, a team from the Salonga National Park Management Unit (UGPNS) carried out an education and environmental awareness campaign in schools in the Monkoto area.
Education and environmental awareness-raising is one of the measures adopted by UGPNS to improve relations between the Park and riverside communities and to promote participatory management of natural resources.
30 schools located in the Monkoto Corridor and on the road between Monkoto and Wafanya have been selected for this awareness-raising action. The mission’s objective was to introduce students and their teachers to some environmental issues of importance to the region including climate change, environmental management, and the importance of natural resources in daily life.
Nature clubs have also been created in each of the 30 schools visited, which shall further help students and teachers to actively participate in nature conservation actions in their own environment.
Students and teachers in these 30 schools have thus a better understanding of the basic concepts of climate change, basic ecological cycles, and the importance of a protected area.
Identifying the risks of zoonotic diseases around Salonga National Park
A new project is working to identify the risks of zoonotic disease transmission from the trade and consumption of bushmeat around the Salonga Park.
Marco Lambertini, WWF Director General visits Salonga
The Director General of WWF visited the DRC from 11 to 19 February 2022, with a trip to Salonga National Park.
Announcement: ICCN and WWF have signed a new partnership agreement for the Salonga National Park
Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) and WWF-DRC have signed a new Partnership agreement for the Salonga National Park
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.