Season 4
Salonga: Africa’s Biggest Rainforest (Part 2)

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.

A Film By: Olivier Grancher, Katya Katondolo, Andrew Tkach, Patrice Citera, Cedric Mbongo, Michael Castofas