Third meeting of the Steering Committee of the Salonga National Park
The steering committee of the Salonga National Park held its third meeting on September 14 in Kinshasa. The steering committee of the Salonga National Park brings together the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN), WWF, the main donors (EU, KfW and USAID) and technical partners. It is the main body for strategic governance of the park. It provides the necessary guidance and makes recommendations for the proper management of the park.
The meetings of the Steering Committee are therefore key moments in the life of the Salonga National Park: Latest advances are being shared, previous recommendations reviewed, important decisions being taken.
In Kinshasa the Steering Committee approved the first draft of the complaint mechanism, received a comprehensive update on the park’s surveillance strategy, the communication strategy was presented, preliminary results of large mammal inventory were shared and fundraising needs for infrastructure were expressed.
Salonga National Park removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger
On 19 July 2021, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee decided to remove Salonga National Park from the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger.
WWF and USAID Assist Riparian Populations in SNP Affected by Inter-ethnic Conflicts
WWF and USAID delivered medical aid to riparian communities of Salonga National Park following inter-ethnic clashes
Covid 19 – the situation in Salonga
While there are no cases of Covid-19 at Salonga at the moment, precautions have been taken to reduce the risk.
Mission of education and environmental awareness in schools around Monkoto
A team from UGPNS carried out an education and environmental awareness campaign in 30 schools in the park’s surrounding area.