The country's largest park has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger

The country’s largest park has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger

The park was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1984.

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Good news for biodiversity. Salonga National Park, the largest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was removed on Monday July 19 from the List of World Heritage in Danger. UNESCO noted a decision that comes after efforts to preserve it.

“Regular monitoring of wildlife shows that the bonobos population remains stable (…) despite past pressures and that the forest elephant population is slowly starting to recover.”, outlines the press release. The committee has “Welcome the clarification (…) that the oil concessions on both sides of (the park) are void.” And that oil inside the garden It will be excluded from future auctions.

Established in 1970 by former dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, Salonga Park covers an area of ​​36,000 square kilometers and is considered the largest tropical rainforest reserve in Africa. It was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1984.

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