Ecologist Killed by Rhinoceros in Rwanda’s Akagera Park

Share it

Krisztián Gyöngyi, an ecologist was killed by a rhinoceros in Akagera National Park in Rwanda while out tracking animals in the park.  This was confirmed in a statement issued by the park management yesterday.

‘It is with utmost regret that I inform you that Krisztián Gyöngyi was killed this morning by a rhinoceros in Akagera National Park in Rwanda while out tracking animals in the park.

Kris was instrumental in supporting the reintroduction efforts of the black rhino into Akagera, and was on the ground training rangers how to track and protect them”a statement from Akagera park management said.

While his family has been informed, details of the incident are still being gathered.

Krisztián was a rhino specialist with more than five years of experience monitoring and conserving rhinos in both Majete Wildlife Reserve and Liwonde National Park in Malawi.

His Master’s degree was on habitat capacity on the black rhinoceros in Majete, and he had been carrying out his PhD research on the conservation ecology of the black rhinoceros in Liwonde since 2012. He leaves behind his wife Orsi and his young daughter. This is a tremendous loss for all of us, especially for rhino conservation efforts in Africa.

Tags:

 

About the author

More posts by

 

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment

 




 

 
 

Warning: Illegal string offset 'id' in /home/wp_ts2em7/rwandaeye.com/wp-content/themes/manifesto/footer.php on line 4

Warning: Illegal string offset 'id' in /home/wp_ts2em7/rwandaeye.com/wp-content/themes/manifesto/footer.php on line 4

Warning: Illegal string offset 'id' in /home/wp_ts2em7/rwandaeye.com/wp-content/themes/manifesto/footer.php on line 4