Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature

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Weapons and ivory confiscated by the ICCN in the Virunga National Park, 2003.

The Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (French; "Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation") is a Congolese governmental partner tasked with the protection and conservation of the Virunga National Park and Kahuzi-Biega National Park, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Members of the ICCN are charged with the overall protection of the parks and the endangered mountain gorilla.[1] The ICCN works with various national and international NGO partners.[2]


  1. ^ Jenkins, Mark "Who Killed the Virunga Gorillas?" National Geographic. July 2008.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2008-07-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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