“We will not stop facing down those who seek to destroy Virunga until our last drop of blood is spilled”

No more words needed.

Many local defenders have been alerting the world of the dangers community members and themselves are facing when fighting for Virunga and the sustainable development option. They are often putting their lives, their staff and their organizations at risk.

Virunga cannot survive without them, without their voice and courage.

We wish a speedy recovery to Chief Warden Emmanuel de Merode, join the movement and protect Virunga defenders.