45402 viewsShelley LottAugust 5, 2020CongoDate shot: October 18, 2018
Congo (2006) The most dangerous job in the world? Although you need a tracker looking for mountain gorillas in the forests of the Virunga Mountains we needed three armed rangers to look after us. Numerous militias pose a constant threat in the region. In April this year five rangers were ambushed and killed. The following week another lost his life to gunmen. In May two British nationals were kidnapped and their female ranger killed. In total more than 180 rangers have been killed looking after this park and the fragile ecosystem within over the past 20 years. The park has now closed until 2019.