Governments and oil companies slammed over Virunga exploration

Saint Petersburg – The committee overseeing World Heritage Sites yesterday cautioned that petroleum exploration in Virunga National Park could cause serious harm and should be halted. WWF, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Fauna & Flora International, the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Lukuru Foundation welcome this strong position and urge the DRC government and oil companies… Read More

APR 2012: British and French oil companies destroying VIRUNGA

This is one question that several environmental groups, European parliamentarians, human rights organizations as well as a growing number of people are asking themselves. Since 2007, the Congolese government has been signing contracts with oil companies and selling oil concessions in Africa’s oldest National Park, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites and home of the… Read More