Four elephants of the PNVi have wandered in the fields of the residents in the Central Sector, the WCEPVi calls the population to calm.

Elephants errants dans les villages près du Parc des Virunga

These four elephants wandered in the central sector of the Virunga National Park in the peripheral fields of the agglomeration of Nyamilima in the binza grouping, chiefdom of Bwisha in Rutshuru territory in the province of North Kivu in the east of the DRC.

The latter invaded the fields of Kidehe, Gitwa, Nyamigendo, Kakoro, Kanyanguranga and Rukarara inform the notability of Binza and the focal point of the organization Wildlife Conservation Environment and Protection around Virunga in this grouping.

The organization Wildlife Conservation Environment and Protection around Virunga in its press briefing held this Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in Goma, calls on the inhabitants of these villages whose food crops have been damaged by these elephants to be calm and to contact the focal point of WCEPVi Binza for their identification in order to see the feasibility of pleading with its partners to put them back in their rights and invited them to alert WCEPVi in case the animals of the PNVi wander in their fields to ensure the protection of these species.

This structure recommended to the authorities of virunga National Park to take good care of these elephants to avoid these kinds of acts because community conservation requires the participation of everyone.