Latest Garamba National Park Stories

2008-06-18 14:00:00

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reported Tuesday that Africa's northern white rhino is on the brink of extinction. Although the continent's total number rhinos has reached record levels in recent years, the northern white sub-species is now confined only to the remote, lawless region of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Garamba National Park.   The number of northern white rhinos has now dwindled from just 30 in April 2003 to merely four...

2006-07-07 09:45:00

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - West Africa's version of the black rhino appears to be extinct, the World Conservation Union said on Friday. It said an intensive survey has failed to find any sign of the west African black rhino in its final refuge in northern Cameroon. On a more positive note, it said rhino numbers are on the rise elsewhere on the world's poorest continent after decades of rampant poaching and habitat loss. "As a result (of this survey) this subspecies has been...

2005-10-18 11:55:30

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo has called in a group of private conservationists to try to save its endangered northern white rhinos from poachers, including Sudanese gunmen on horseback, officials said on Tuesday. The African Parks Foundation (APF), set up by South African conservationists and a Dutch businessman, will take over the management of Democratic Republic of Congo's Garamba National Park to try to preserve the rare rhino. "The government has decided to...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.