Threat of Deforestation ~ Rangers Destroying a Charcoal Kiln in Virunga National Park.
Rangers are hard at work fighting the illegal charcoal trade and protecting Virunga’s forest habitats. The illegal charcoal trade has decimated the natural habitats of many endangered wildlife in Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. This trade is also reported to finance the militia activities that have resulted in many attacks on ranger bases as well as patrols.
Park Rangers strike at the heart of the charcoal-making operations that are run by armed groups deep in the forests of Virunga National Park, Eastern DR Congo.
To find out more about the fight to protect the park, please go to www.gorillacd.org.