Despite the ban on fishing in Lake Edward,
a member of Democratic Republic of Congo
government forces, along with five others,
were poaching fish from the lake
when a hippo overturned their boat.
The hippo then killed the soldier,
who reportedly was unable to swim,
according to AFP news sources.
Is this incident a moment of karmic justice?
Perhaps: It turns out that military forces
are ruthlessly poaching wildlife - including
hippos - in Virunga National Park.
Virunga National Park's wildlife under assault
Virunga National Park, DR Congo, reported
government soldiers in the central sector
of the park during in the month of August.
In June, Innovation for Development
and Environmental Protection (IDPE)
released shocking images of elephants
FARDC soldiers in Kapopi, which is in the
Southern sector of the park near Mabenga.
IDPE is an association for the defense
of animals rights in North KiVu, DR Congo.
Visit Gorilla.cd to learn more about what you
can do to help protect Virunga National Park.here
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