Save Virunga Roundup 2016: The Fight For Africa’s Oldest National Park Continues!

Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth … these are one and the same fight.  We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. Ban Ki-moon, address to the 66th UN General… Read More

Virunga versus Oil: Looking for Answers and Solutions behind the Headlines

On the 12th of March 2015, oil company SOCO International Plc published its preliminary results for the year ending on the 31st December 2014. Virunga regained some momentum after the Oscars, the risk to redraw Virunga’s national park perimeter to accommodate oil exploration made the headlines, WWF seemed to be “reconsidering its victory” [1] and… Read More

YES to Virunga Alliance : The Official Launch

Launch of Virunga Alliance Born of a Congolese commitment to the protection of Virunga National Park, the Virunga Alliance aims to foster peace and prosperity through the responsible economic development of natural resources for four million people who live within a day’s walk of the park’s borders. The Vision for Virunga in 2025 The source… Read More

January 21, 2013 – Virunga as an Engine of Green Growth: World Bank’s Lessons from Africa

This post is based on World Bank’s review to its support to biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade (2003-2012).  This report presents key lessons and directions for the Bank’s future biodiversity-related investments. Ask any environment minister or park manager, and they will tell you that finding the financial resources to protect biodiversity… Read More