June 6, 2023

The Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) in Kindu (Maniema) acquired, Tuesday, Might 16, a chimpanzee held by members of the neighborhood. On Might 5, he had acquired one other.

For the ICCN/Kindu website supervisor, Radar Nishuli, this gesture by the neighborhood is the results of the environmental consciousness marketing campaign that it has been main for the previous month on the safety of biodiversity within the province of Maniema.

Radar Nishuli calls on those that nonetheless hold protected animal species to return them to ICCN:

“The inhabitants have began to present again since since I’ve been there I’ve launched an consciousness marketing campaign to already warn those that preserving chimpanzees is a proper prohibition by the regulation of our nation”.

The 2 chimpanzees handed over to ICCN got here respectively from Sankuru and a village very near Kindu, revealed Radar Nishuli.

The latter additionally identified that he has noticed the homes the place the protected animal species are saved. A one-month ultimatum is given to their holders to return them on the danger of exposing themselves to authorized sanctions.

In the mean time I feel we nonetheless have a margin of 1 month, whoever arms over we’ll thank him and let him go. However, after a month, will probably be us who will search for every little thing that may comply with “, he mentioned.

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