GRASP and UN Peacekeepers Rescue Infant Chimpanzee in DR Congo

GRASP and UN Peacekeepers Rescue Infant Chimpanzee in DR Congo

An infant male chimpanzee who contracted tetanus after being captured by poachers and suffered regular seizures as a result was airlifted to safety by United Nations peacekeepers this week in a transfer organized by the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP).

UN Airlifts Chimpanzee to Safety in DR Congo

UN Airlifts Chimpanzee to Safety in DR Congo

24th Mar 2016 GRASP Activities, UN Rescues

An orphaned male chimpanzee discovered in a military camp in northern Democratic Republic of Congo was confiscated by Congolese wildlife officials this week and transported by United Nations peacekeepers to a rehabilitation centre in South Kivu.

Organized Crime in Wildlife Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo

Organized Crime in Wildlife Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo

30th Apr 2015 Home, Press Releases

Organized crime and the illegal trade in natural resources continues to increasingly fuel the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) , according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners.

The Government of DR Congo, supported by the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – the largest UN peacekeeping mission with 20,000 uniformed personnel – is confronting not only a political insurgency but an increasing number of illegal operations conducted by militarized criminal groups with transnational links involved in large-scale smuggling and laundering of natural resources.

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