Democratic Republic of Congo

UN Blue Helmets to Airlift Nine Orphan Gorillas to DR Congo Nature Reserve

Nine orphan gorillas will start new lives in a nature reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), thanks to assistance from peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission in the country, known as MONUC.

UN Action Plan Year of the Gorilla Boosts Goals of Tayna Gorilla Reserve in Congo

Five years ago, Kakule Vwirasihikya's and his colleagues’ established the 225,000-acre Tayna Gorilla Reserve which protects gorillas, elephants, and leopards while providing many locals with jobs and education. Its community college, Tayna Center for Conservation Biology (TCCB), proudly announced on January 8, 2009, that it now has 220 graduates in natural resource management and conservation. 

North Kivu, DR Congo Chicken Egg Project Provides Food For Thought

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and an implementing partner have hatched a pilot project aimed at improving the nutritional needs of displaced Congolese in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Congo Gorilla Reserve Helps People

Conde Nast Traveler awarded Pierre Kakule Vwirasihikya, a 46-year old native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the 2005 Environmental Award.

Tayna Gorilla Reserve Brings Communities and Orphans Together to Save Wildlife

The 225,000-acre Tayna Gorilla Reserve not only protects gorillas, elephants, and leopards, but also provides many locals with jobs.  Last year, Pierre Kakule Vwirasihikya helped start a community college called Tayna Center for Conservation Biology, where more than a hundred Congolese students are studying natural resource management and conservation.

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