Georgina has been writing about science and conservation for over ten years - online, print and for NGOs and a UN agency. Ever since hearing the mating call of a tortoise -something between the rumbling of a whale and a vuvuzela-on the small island of Ile Aigrettes in Mauritius, Georgina has been hooked on reptiles and endangered creatures. Originally from Australia, Georgina recommends that travellers look under the waters for the real beauty of Sydney--it is there that you will see the glorious wobbegong carpet shark.
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is saddened to hear today that another ranger has been killed by the illegal Rwandan militia (FDLR), in the central sector of Virunga National Park near the same location as last week.
FDLR are known to occupy this region. It is thought that these attacks are retaliation for renewed joint efforts by the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) and the Congolese army to move the FDLR from this area.
FFI would like to send our condolences to the families and colleagues of the rangers and soldiers affected.