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Focus In eastern Congo, a gorilla reserve tries to rise above its troubled region

Virunga, Africa's oldest national park, is not immune to security threats. But changing practices have yielded progress.

Jerome Delay/AP/File

Strolling among the tombstones of Virunga National Park’s “gorilla graveyard,” Innocent Mburanumwe, one of the chief wardens, smiles as he talks about his favorite gorilla, whose bald head reminds him of an old man.

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