The last okapi has survived the attack of the reserve Epulu by the Mai Mai militia leader Morgan died of his injuries Monday, July 2, announced today the Radio Okapi. Fifteen were killed okapi, Sunday, June 24, during this attack which also killed twelve people including two park wardens.
According to the same source, an official of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve of Epulu says the animal that died on Monday, known as the Faïda, was buried the same day.
For him, the death of all the okapi in captivity in the reserve marks "a tragic end of an investment for the DRC and the international community started since 1987." This is the year that the government, with the support of international institutions to protect the environment, began to capture the okapi in the wild to keep them in enclosure inside the reserve.
Despite the insecurity that threatens most Congolese park, the participants at the 36th session of World Heritage Committee of UNESCO decided to retain the five DRC sites at risk on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. However, they urged the DRC to protect its parks. How the Congolese government that fails to protect humans can protect wildlife and flora.