June 4th, 2013: German Parliament Opposes Oil Drilling in Virunga National Park

GERMAN PARLIAMENT OPPOSES OIL DRILLING PLANS IN CONGOLESE CONSERVATION AREAS German Parliament Opposes Oil Drilling Plans in Congolese Conservation Areas The Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) in Germany want to prevent the destruction of Congolese Natural Heritage Sites. The illegal exploitation of resources, particularly in eastern Congo –… Read More

No oil drilling in Virunga: Dutch Banks and Investors talking to Total

 No oil drilling in Virunga National Park Zeist – Large Dutch banks and pension funds have investments in the French oil company Total, which wants to drill for oil in one of the last habitats of the endangered mountain gorillas, Virunga National Park in DR Congo. This became evident in a financial anlysis done by… Read More

The Quest for Oil: Destroy Virunga before oil runs out? And then…

Global Scarcity: Scramble for Dwindling Natural Resources National security expert Michael Klare believes the struggle for the world’s resources will be one of the defining political and environmental realities of the 21st century. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he discusses the threat this scramble poses to the natural world and what can be… Read More

APR 2012: Virunga activists receive death threats

WWF has learned that two community activists opposing planned oil development in and near Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Virunga National Park have received threatening telephone calls. The men both report having been called by unidentified individuals who told them, “If you continue your advocacy against SOCO, you will die.” SOCO, a British oil company,… Read More