Leading environmentalist shot in DRC

Emmanuel de Merode, director of the Virunga National Park, in a stable condition after gunmen ambush his car.

    The director of the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been seriously wounded in an an ambush.

    Emmanuel de Merode, a Belgian prince, was driving through the park when gunmen opened fire on his vehicle.

    The area is home to the mountain Gorilla, a species under threat from poachers . More than 140 rangers have been killed in the park in the last ten years.

    Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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