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Dossier on biodiversity projects in a fragile context

Biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources

Following an incident in the vicinity of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the eastern part of the DR Congo in August 2017, KfW received initial reports of incidents in the vicinity of the Salonga National Park in May 2018 through the Rainforest Foundation UK. This was followed by further reports in various media. Subsequently, there were also reports of potential human rights violations in other protected areas, as well as repeated outbursts of violence between gamekeepers, poachers, illegal mine operators and local population groups.

KfW takes the complaints about human rights violations in nature reserves supported by KfW Development Bank, especially in the Congo Basin, very seriously. KfW despises all forms of violence and expresses its sympathy to all victims of violence and their relatives.