Translated from French by an automated online translation service, so please excuse the roughness. See link for original. Thank you to Anne Dillon for volunteering time to finding these French articles and doing the online translating.
Brazzaville (starducongo.com) The managing director of forested economy, Mr Joachim Kondi, went about things on October 31st, 2015 in Brazzaville, on the occasion of the celebration of the 43rd day of the closing of hunt in Congo on topic: “Let us improve the governance of wildlife resources of the country, to fight effectively against the harmful effects of climate change.”
This sports hunt is closed from November 1st, 2015 till April 30th, 2016. The consumers of the
said meat should hunt review their eating habits.
“The obligation is to respect fully the principles of sustainable management of biodiversity. Wildlife is one of the natural resources, and its sustainable use should contribute significantly in terms of added value to the socio-economic development index of our country,” said the CEO during this message.
For him, the disappearance of the fauna of the Congolese forests could seriously jeopardize the ecological balance with the perverse effects of climate change. He then drew the attention of the Congolese citing the imminent disappearance of several animal species such as the western lowland gorilla, the common chimpanzee, and the elephant.
The elephant in a particular way, is subject to large poaching because its tusks, reporting that eco-guards and heavily armed poachers clashed in logging units fitted Tala-Tala and Ngombe in the department of Sangha.
Beyond the aspects related to the development, wildlife contributes to the maintenance of ecological balance. Also overexploitation of wildlife resources would lead to the extinction of several mammals.
To save the wildlife, the government had published the decree 37-72 of 12 August 1972 laying down the opening and closing periods of sport hunting in Republic Congo, constituting a legal and regulatory framework to fund the wildlife capital of the country.