Virunga National Park as first National Park in Africa is facing several threats despite the efforts from rangers and conservationist to protect its resources.
One of its resources is African elephant (Loxodonta africana) inhabiting different ecosystems of the park from the forested areas to the savanna areas.
Elephants in Virunga have been killed in Virunga for the trophy. Due to the occupancy of the park by armed groups, elephants have moved to areas closed to ranger posts with limited movement. Once they want to move, they are killed and forced to stay in limited area.
In order to protect them form this daily threats, rangers have been trying to plan for daily patrols and observations. Three groups of rangers have been monitoring about 300 elephants in Kabaraza ranger station with limited food ration and basic field equipment.
Any help for these elephants is an input to Virunga conservation
Thanks to Antonio C., Nancy A. and Robert J.G. for their support to our work