Appel à la Communauté internationale pour protéger le Parc des Virunga de l’exploitation pétrolière

05 juillet 2012 – Georges Dallemagne dépose une proposition de résolution pour appeler la Communauté internationale à une position ferme pour protéger le Parc des Virunga de l’exploitation pétrolière. . Classé en 1979 au patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco grâce à sa biodiversité exceptionnelle, le Parc des Virunga a été plus tristement inscrit en 1994 dans… Read More

JUN 25, 2012: Oil a Weapon of War vs. Gorillas a Weapon of Peace

Oil: a financing method of armed groups, will it bring peace to Virunga? International Relations specialist Achim Wennmann’s investigated the economic dimensions of armed groups. His study reveals a wide variety of financing methods used by armed groups and state actors in conflict zones like eastern DRC. Insights are provided on how the presence of… Read More

JUN 2012: Total opens a new oil front in Virunga National Park

While heavy fighting is going on in and around Virunga National Park  and thousands of people are fleeing their houses,  some oil companies prefer to do business as usual. Total decided to increase its participating interests in Block III, covering 32% of the Virunga National park. In its last operational update of 31st of May,… Read More