Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa

Congolese park ranger risks life to protect DRC’s threatened national parks, Rodrigue Katembo has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa for exposing illegal oil exploration in Virunga National Park.

(c) The Goldman Environmental Prize

 

Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo appointed Chief Warden of Upemba NP

ICCN Upemba

Katembo is well known from his exemplary work protecting Virunga National Park against oil exploration.

Congo Ranger ambushed and killed defending wildlife

Atamato Madrandele, Chief Warden of Upemba National Park, was ambushed and killed December 16, 2012 by Mai Mai militia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, reports the Upemba Conservation Project.

 

Tourism at the Kiubo Falls

The Kiubo Falls, on River Lufira on its way towards Lac Upemba and further on to River Lualaba, just beside the village of Musabira in the middle of Katanga, is a wonderful spot on Earth.

Creation of Upemba National Park

Upemba National Park was first established in 1939. As with much of the wildlife of the region, in contemporary times the park continues to be threatened by the activities of poachers, pollution, and the activities of refugees and militia.[1]