Evidence of New Geographic Localization of Okapia Johnstoni (Giraffidae) in Republic Democratic Of The Congo: The Rainforest Of Nord Ubangi District
Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua, Mafoto A., Molongo M., Magbukudua J.P., Ngemale G.M., Masengo C. Ashande, Patrick Kondjo, Yabuda H., Zama J., Veke F.
Corresponding Author : Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, P.O. Box 190 Kinshasa XI, University of Kinshasa, D.R. Congo.
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Received : 2014-08-12 Accepted : 2014-09-05 Published : 2014-09-05
Abstract : The Okapi is an endemic species of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is the national conservation symbol of the country. Because of poaching and the repetitive civil wars in the eastern part of the DRC, identifying new naturally occurring habitat of Okapi in others part of the country is a great challenges for the conservation of this great mammalian. The present communication gives for the first time the evidence of new geographic localization of Okapia johnstoni in the rainforest of â€œNord Ubangiâ€ district. The district is politically very stable, thus justifying the need to initiate a project for in situ conservation of Okapi in this area.
Keywords : Okapia johnstoni, Nord Ubangi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Citation : Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua et al, (2014) Evidence of New Geographic Localization of Okapia Johnstoni (Giraffidae) in Republic Democratic Of The Congo: The Rainforest Of Nord Ubangi District J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. V2I104. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.999913
Copyright : © 2014 Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Journal of Advanced Botany and Zoology
ISSN : 2348-7313
Volume 2 / Issue 1
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