Virunga for Dummies: All What you Wanted to Know about Africa’s Oldest National Park

Virunga National Park was created in 1925, contained within 790,000 hectares the greatest biological diversity of any park in Africa: from steppes, savannas and lava plains, swamps, lowland and montane forests to volcanoes and the unique giant herbs and snowfields of Rwenzori over 5,000m high. Thousands of hippopotamuses lived in its rivers, its mountains are a… Read More

From Doctrine to Action: Time to Save Virunga and all These Other Irreplaceable Places

Since the publication of Pope Francis’ ” Laudato Si’ ” many have given their views on the Pope’s Encyclical letter on the care of the ‘common house’. Some call it the most “astonishing and perhaps the most ambitious papal document of the past 100 years, since it is addressed not just to Catholics, or Christians, but to… Read More

Virunga: Oldest and Most Biodiverse Park in Africa

Virunga National Park Virunga National Park is a 7800 square kilometer UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies on the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the is the second oldest national park in the world and the oldest in Africa, established in 1925. It is the most diverse national park on… Read More

May, 2013 – “Nouvel Espoir”: Préservons notre Environnement – Virunga

NOUVEL ESPOIR Une chanson de Danny Lukusa . Attendrons-nous de voir monter toutes les eaux Jusqu’à recouvrir sur nos têtes le Nyiragongo ? Et en spectacle avons-nous réservé De voir le big bang du gaz méthane nous décimer ? Et la  foret tropicale protectrice incendiée ? La sécheresse l’avons-nous aussi choisie Comme ces  inondations pour faire des sans-abris ?… Read More

1.000 Reasons Save Virunga: #14

Tingatinga was born in 1932 in a village called Namochelia, in the Tunduru District of Ruvuma Region in southern Tanzania, near the border with northern Mozambique.[3] In the 1950s, Edward he left his mother and went to work in the plantations of sisal in Tanga Region of northern Tanzania; later, he was invited by his… Read More

1.000 Reasons Save Virunga: #11

Virunga National Park is also home of the Galagos, also known as bushbabies, bush babies or nagapies (meaning “little night monkeys” in Afrikaans), are small, nocturnal[2] primates native to continental Africa, and make up the family Galagidae (also sometimes called Galagonidae). They are sometimes included as a subfamily within the Lorisidae or Loridae… Galagos have… Read More