Anti-poaching efforts pay off at Africa's oldest national park


You don't hear too much good news coming out of Africa these days, so let's celebrate a recent census which indicates that the populations of elephants and other mammals at the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo have increased.

But preventing poaching at Virunga has a cost: more than 100 park guards have been murdered by poachers in the last ten years. These heroes -- who earn as little as US$30 a month for their efforts -- are directly responsible for the reduction in poaching deaths.

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