News Uncategorized

Successful rescue in Dzanga-Sangha

08.04.2021
DSPA ecoguards helped to rescue a BaAka girl who had been kidnapped near Bayanga, the main village in Dzanga-Sangha, in late January 2021.

A group of three BaAka girls had been attacked by an unknown man while walking home through the forest and one of them was abducted. The arriving police asked the ecoguards of the national park for help.

 

The ecoguards immediately formed a task force and searched the area – finally they found the girl and brought her back safe and sound.  She was brought to the hospital to assure that she had not suffered any injuries or physical abuse.

She was then taken to the WWF-supported Human Rights Centre for further investigation.

"The rangers acted immediately and tried to chase the man. Maybe he was scared because he released the girl and ran away."

Explains Luis, the park manager. Relief about the successful rescue is written on his face.

Thanks to their courageous and quick action, the ecoguards have demonstrated that a group of professional and well-trained park rangers not only protect nature, but also help people to feel safer in Dzanga-Sangha.

More News
16.07.2021
New story Good bye Tembo!

Read an interesting article in our news & story section about a Blackback leaving the group.

26.03.2021
African elephant under pressure

African elephant species now Endangered and Critically Endangered - IUCN Red List

09.09.2020
Why our work is important

CAR ranks among the top 10 countries in the world in wildlife conservation

29.07.2020
Wildlife inventory measures

Janika Wendefeuer is responsible for biomonitoring in the DSPA

17.07.2020
COVID-19 effects on gorillas

Terence Fuh Neba explains the impact.

16.06.2020
Measures to protect against COVID-19

Read interesting articles in the web and find out more about conservation, fascinating nature, actual life in Bayanga and what is done to avoid COVID-19 in Dzanga-Sangha