Virunga ranger killed by Mai Mai rebels while protecting gorillas

Patrick Muhayirwa was trapped in an ambush while patrolling to protect gorillas in Africa’s oldest national park.

The Guardian

Last updated on 20 December 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Logging and unsustainable harvesting
Species: 
Gorilla beringei beringei
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals