Is There a Tomorrow for Virunga? Infinite Economic Growth and The Future of Our Planet

MUST SEE , TODAY MORE THAN EVER- There’s No Tomorrow is a half-hour animated documentary, from Dermot O’ Connor about resource depletion, energy and the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet. This movie is not about peak oil or energy per se, but an attack on exponential economic Growth. Inspired by the pro-capitalist cartoons of the… Read More

SOCO Gives up Oil Licence, DRC Time to Build and Benefit from a Green Economy in Virunga

Green Economy as a cornerstone of national development In a world of increasing environmental scarcities, economic uncertainty and widespread poverty, African leaders and countries across the continent have been undertaking policy reforms and promoting green investments aimed at addressing poverty and hunger, climate change and natural resource degradation, while simultaneously providing new and sustainable pathways… Read More

Building and Benefiting from a Green Economy in Virunga

This article is a synthesis and specific interpretation of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report on the transition to Green Economies in Africa and shows how green economy investments in Virunga can also benefit employment, poverty reduction and the sustainable use and management of natural resources in DR-Congo. Building Inclusive Green Economies in Africa showcases… Read More

Exploitation of Non-Renewable Resources Key Driver of Conflict: Virunga is the Solution

The exploitation of natural resources has proven to be a major driver of conflict in DRC and the Great Lakes region. Oil exploration in Virunga has followed the same track with a poor local engagement, the total exclusion of communities from decision making and the criminalization of local protests against oil.  In light of the… Read More

Is There a Tomorrow ? Infinite Economic Growth and The Future of Our Planet

MUST SEE – There’s No Tomorrow is a half-hour animated documentary, from Dermot O’ Connor about resource depletion, energy and the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet. This movie is not about peak oil or energy per se, but an attack on exponential economic Growth. Inspired by the pro-capitalist cartoons of the 1940s, the film is… Read More

1.000 Reasons Save Virunga: The park is OPEN for TOURISM! #30

The park is OPEN! We are pleased to announce that Virunga is open for tourism. The park is taking bookings for mountain gorilla trekking and accommodations at Mikeno Lodge, located at park headquarters in Rumangabo. Nyiragongo volcano and the Tongo chimpanzee treks will soon be available. Expeditions to the Rwenzori Mountains are closed until further… Read More

HRH Prince of Wales’ fight for the Value and Respect of Nature

Prince Charles: ‘We must take care of our environment’ This week, HRH the Prince of Wales revealed how the prospect of being a grandfather has sharpened his anxieties about Nature. Here, he argues that it would profit us all to show it more respect. One of the gravest misconceptions of the modern age, and one… Read More