June 17, 38th Session World Heritage Committee: Virunga’s Next Battlefield

The 38th session of the World Heritage Committee threatens to become the next major battle for Virunga’s¬†survival. As DRC Member of the parliament, Francois Nzekuye explains the oil company SOCO has only committed to wait for drilling in Virunga until the UNESCO and the DRC government agree that such activities are not incompatible with its… Read More

Save Virunga National Park: an exceptional World Heritage Site in Danger

World Heritage The UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage has been designed to protect among others the natural objects with the “significant importance”. About UNESCO World Heritage The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted at the 17th session of the General Conference… Read More

JAN 14, 2011: Congolese Government’s Commitment to protect Virunga National Park

Kinshasa Declaration to protect DRC World Heritage sites signed Friday, January 14, 2011 At the invitation of the Congolese Government, the high-level meeting requested by the World Heritage Committee in 2007 (Christchurch 2007) was held with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Congolese Prime Minister Mr Adophe Muzito in attendance. The Democratic Republic of the Congo… Read More