Photo: Some Congo Troops Leave Troubled Wildlife Park



Troops loyal to Tutsi rebel commander Laurent Nkunda train in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Virunga National Park in an undated photo.

In the first week of September 2008, Congo's wildlife authority and army agreed to move more than a thousand soldiers and their families from the heart of Africa's oldest and most threatened national park.

However, troops—including Nkunda's—still remain, exposing the apes to potentially deadly human diseases.

Photograph by Brent Stirton/NGS


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