Protected areasMaiko

Maiko National Park

  • Park National de la Maïko (© Angela Meder)

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Conservation status:
National Park

10 830 km²

600–1200 m

ca. 860 Grauer’s gorillas

Gorilla tourism:
not possible

Implication of Local Communities for the Management of Maiko

January 2017

Over several decades, humans cohabited with the organisms in their environment more or less harmoniously. But recently, the use of modern tools in...[details]

Maiko National Park Progress Report

January 2015

Taking notes at a gorilla nest in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (© FZS)

Maiko National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo, lies in one of the most remote forest areas in the world. It is an incredible wilderness area,...[details]

Support of the Simba inside Maiko

January 2013

A meeting of representatives of ICCN, the military and FZS with the Simba (© Eugene Izinga)

The Maiko National Park (MNP) is one of 7 national parks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It was established by Presidential Decree...[details]

Extensive Patrols in Maiko

July 2012

Poachers arrested in the park

As part of the monitoring activities taking place In Maiko National Park during the festive period, between Christmas 2011 and the New Year,...[details]

Maiko and the Simba

January 2012

Illegal mining site in the park (© Stuart Nixon/FFI)

The Maiko National Park (MNP) is one of the least known and most biodiverse of all parks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo comprising over...[details]

Searching for Solutions to the Threats to Maiko

January 2012

Camping site of mining workers at the edge of the park (© Paulin Wilondja-As-Ngobobo)

Conservation in the Maiko National Park (MNP) remains difficult: the intensity of threats to the park has not decreased. It is an enormous challenge...[details]

Threats to Maiko National Park 2011

July 2011

Paulin Wilondja-As-Ngobobo with the confiscated Lubutu (© ICCN)

While the Maiko National Park still contains a high biodiversity, it is increasingly obvious that its conservation is still dependent on finding a...[details]

Status of Maiko National Park

December 2010

Transport of a monkey that was killed in the national park (© Paulin Wilondja-as-Ngobobo)

Maiko National Park (MNP) is part of a network of 7 national parks located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The MNP was created in 1970 by...[details]

Gorillas in Maiko South

December 2005

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

The Situation in Maiko 2000

December 2000

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]