ICCN Rangers Gain Ground in the Reserve

During the first quarter of this year, ICCN guards carried out patrols in the central and eastern sectors of the Reserve with support from OCP for rations, transportation and performance bonuses. During the patrols the guards arrested 40 poachers and destroyed five poachers’ camps. While on patrol the guards observed forest elephants, chimpanzees, okapi, forest buffalos, red, blue and yellow backed duikers, water chevrotains and four species of monkeys. The diversity of sightings indicate that wildlife populations in the Reserve are holding their own and should be able to increase as protection efforts are expanded and intensified in response to the removal of the destabilizing effects of Morgan and his followers from the region.

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