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ABCG Event: Efforts Protecting Mountain Gorillas in Virunga and Garamba National Parks

by Portal Web Editor last modified Jun 28, 2015 04:37 PM
Please join the National Park Service Office of International Affairs and World Wildlife Fund for a brownbag with: Ghislain Somba, Warden, Garamba and Virunga National Parks and EFN Grantee, DRC
When Jun 29, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where The NPS, Headquarters:- 1201 Eye Street, Washington, DC 20005
Contact Name
Contact Phone 202-354-1806
Attendees Ghislain Somba
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Warden Somba, having recently completed an exchange program at Everglades and Biscayne National Park will speak about his US training as well as his work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC.)  NPS and WWF partnered to coordinate Warden Somba's program as a first endeavor to support staff in war-torn Virunga and Garamba National Parks.

Warden Somba has spent much of his career leading efforts to protect endangered mountain gorillas in Virunga and currently directs efforts to protect endangered species such as elephants, and white rhinos (nearly extinct in the wild) in Garumba National Park. Garumba and Virunga are listed on the World Heritage in Danger List. Many of his colleagues have died protecting wildlife and other resources in the DRC's national parks.

To RSVP and for more information contact: Linda Bennett in the NPS, Office of International Affairs: 202-354-1806.

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