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COVID-19 Announcement

Statement from Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas in response to the spreading of COVID-19
Gorillas in Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas

In an effort to minimize the potential risk posed by the coronavirus pandemic to the people and great apes living within the Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas, the management of Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas in agreement with the government of CAR and health experts have decided as follows:


  • The park has been closed to all visitors until further notice
  • All tourism activities have beeen suspended and reservations cancelled
  • No external researchers will be allowed in the park
  • Transport reduction between Bangui and Bayanga to the minimum needed to sustain the project
  • Strict hygiene measures have been implemented in gorilla habituation camps
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