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Watch a team from Virunga National Park, Save the Elephants, African Parks, and Gorilla Doctors fit several of the park’s elephants with sophisticated tracking collars. The collars are intended to help Virunga’s rangers better track and protect these severely threatened animals.
Many thanks to Frank Pope at Save the Elephants for putting together this video.
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Whether it’s installing electric fences to reduce human/wildlife conflict, raising funds to assist the families of fallen rangers, or training bloodhound teams to track poachers, Virunga’s special projects deliver benefits to wildlife and humans alike.
Click below to learn about Virunga’s current initiatives and find out how you can make a difference.
See what it has been like on the frontlines of conservation in Virunga during periods of conflict, the sacrifices rangers have made, and why the world must help secure the park for future generations.
Meet the Rangers
Introducing the Rangers who risk their lives to protect gorillas and other wildlife in Virunga National Park, DR Congo. Follow along with them as they fight to keep the park safe.
Undercover Operation Breaks Up Gorilla Trafficking Ring
A team of Virunga National Park rangers and staff set up a sting operation at Goma Airport to arrest a trafficker and save a baby gorilla. A member of the park staff poses as the buyer. Wildlife trafficking is just one of the many threats to the animals that live in the park and one of the many challenges faced by rangers.