Giving Nature a Voice – Salonga: Africa’s Biggest Rainforest (Part 2)
Season 01 Episode 13
Part 2 of our journey to Salonga focuses on Congolese anti-poaching patrols and attempts to wean the local community from the bush meat trade. 350 eco-guards man 40 bush posts, to patrol a wilderness the size of Belgium, where rivers are the only highways. Rare antelopes, monkeys, apes and even leopards are all on the menu and unfortunately goods for the commercial market. But Africa’s biggest tropical forest remains intact so biologists are hopeful that Salonga’s biosphere can be restored.
Giving Nature a Voice is produced by East African filmmakers, for the African market and beyond. 33 teams from Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo have captured the beauty and pathos of their home environment in a series of award winning half hour films.
AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY presents the documentary series "GIVING NATURE A VOICE" directed by ANDREW TKACH interim dean and vice provost DR. ALEX AWITI project officer gsmc MARIETTA MUSYOKA