Maiko National Park

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Conservation status:
National Park

Area:
10 830 km²

Height:
600–1200 m

Gorillas:
ca. 860 Grauer’s gorillas

Gorilla tourism:
not possible


Implication of Local Communities for the Management of Maiko

Over several decades, humans cohabited with the organisms in their environment more or less harmoniously. But recently, the use of modern tools in...

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Maiko National Park Progress Report

Maiko National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo, lies in one of the most remote forest areas in the world. It is an incredible wilderness area,...

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Support of the Simba inside Maiko

A meeting of representatives of ICCN, the military and FZS with the Simba (© Eugene Izinga)

The Maiko National Park (MNP) is one of 7 national parks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It was established by Presidential Decree...

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Extensive Patrols in Maiko

Poachers arrested in the park

As part of the monitoring activities taking place In Maiko National Park during the festive period, between Christmas 2011 and the New Year, extensive...

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Maiko and the Simba

Illegal mining site in the park (© Stuart Nixon/FFI)

The Maiko National Park (MNP) is one of the least known and most biodiverse of all parks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo comprising over...

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Searching for Solutions to the Threats to Maiko

Camping site of mining workers at the edge of the park (© Paulin Wilondja-As-Ngobobo)

Conservation in the Maiko National Park (MNP) remains difficult: the intensity of threats to the park has not decreased. It is an enormous challenge...

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Threats to Maiko National Park 2011

Paulin Wilondja-As-Ngobobo with the confiscated Lubutu (© ICCN)

While the Maiko National Park still contains a high biodiversity, it is increasingly obvious that its conservation is still dependent on finding a...

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Status of Maiko National Park

Transport of a monkey that was killed in the national park (© Paulin Wilondja-as-Ngobobo)

Maiko National Park (MNP) is part of a network of 7 national parks located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The MNP was created in 1970 by...

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Gorillas in Maiko South

Coltan Boom, Gorilla Bust

Orphan Gorilla Reintroduction

Gorillas of Takamanda, Mbulu and Mone

World Heritage Animals in Danger

Great Ape Hunting in Lobeke

Community Project for Conservation

Outbreak of Mange in Bwindi

Benefits and Costs of Mountain Gorilla Tourism

Habituation of Bwindi Gorillas

The Situation in Maiko 2000

What, if Anything, is Taxonomy?