The War in Congo is the deadliest since World War II, killing more than 5 million people.
But throughout the conflict, a remarkable group of Rangers has remained, fighting to protect Virunga National Park Gorillas and other wildlife and natural resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In a stunning turnaround, these rangers are saving endangered species and Congo’s bio-diverse forest, and are even transforming the local economy, cutting off revenue streams to the various rebel groups operating there.
VICE’s Ben Anderson trained and patrolled with the rangers over 10 years ago.
He returned to see the remarkable progress they’re making.