Preparing for the DRC Elections: What is Going to Happen to Virunga?

A few weeks away from the presidential elections, the electoral campaign promises have already started taking its toll on Virunga National Park. Since the beginning of the launch of the campaign, environmental activists have been warning political actors to avoid campaign messages that may incite people to the destruction of Virunga National Park (1). Unfortunately,… Read More

SOCO’s statement on incident Virunga

SOCO’s PRESS STATEMENT Statement on the Helicopter Incident/Virunga National Park on 15th June 2012 ‚ÄúSOCO International PLC is aware of the situation that took place yesterday (15th June) in Nyakakoma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We would like to make it very clear that no employees or associates were involved and we are in… Read More