Why rangers in the Congo’s Virunga national park are under attack

(14-01-2021) Interview with Judith Verweijen and Esther Marijnen (CRG)

Armed men have killed at least six rangers and wounded several others in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Virunga national park. This park is a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas. Staff working in the park have often come under attack. Judith Verweijen and Esther Marijnen – experts on armed mobilisation and conservation in the DRC – explain why this happens and what must be done to protect them better in this interview with The Conversation.