Troops protect chimps from volcano lava

 作者:鄢铴     |      日期:2019-03-08 02:20:04
UN PEACEKEEPERS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are using their aircraft to help protect endangered chimpanzees and other wildlife following a volcanic eruption in Virunga National Park. Nyamulagira, one of two active volcanoes inside the park, started erupting on 2 January. The lava has moved 4 kilometres in three days – though luckily this has been away from major human settlements and Virunga’s famous mountain gorillas. But 40 eastern chimpanzees on Nyamulagira itself could still be at risk both from lava flows and abrasive volcanic ash, which is coating the plants they rely on for food. Eastern chimpanzees,