Virunga Ranger Freddy Mahamba Muliro Killed Defending the Park

Virunga National Park is greatly saddened to confirm the death of Ranger Freddy Mahamba Muliro during an attack on a ranger position on Thursday, March 7th in the Park’s troubled Central Sector.

Park Director, Emmanuel de Merode said, “We are in deep mourning for Ranger Freddy. It is a tragedy that his young life has been cut short in dedicated service to Virunga. Now more than ever, Ranger Freddy’s death highlights the very real threats to our rangers in their protection of Virunga National Park.”

Ranger Freddy’s death marks another devastating loss for our rangers, taking the total to 176 of whom have died in the line of duty.”

Virunga National Park extends profound condolences to Ranger Freddy’s family and deep gratitude for his service to Congo.

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