NOV 2014: Sir David Attenborough facing new battle to save Virunga Gorillas

Sir David Attenborough facing new battle to save the gorillas: An oil company’s alleged interest in primates’ habitat sparks outrage  An oil company’s alleged interest in primates’ habitat sparks outrage JAMIE MERRILL   . It is more than 35 years since Sir David Attenborough was memorably prodded, poked and groomed by rare African mountain gorillas in front… Read More

The Last Stand of the Gorilla – Environmental Crime, Conflict …. and what about Oil?

Gorillas, the largest of the great apes, are under renewed threat across the Congo Basin from Nigeria to the Albertine Rift: poaching for bushmeat, loss of habitat due to agricultural expansion, degradation of habitat from logging, mining and charcoal production are amongst these threats, in addition to natural epidemics such as ebola and the new… Read More

Sir David Attenborough made British TV history filming the Gorillas, will UK Soco repeat it destroying their habitat?

In this great video, Sir David Attenborough remembers filming perhaps one of the most ground breaking and well loved nature documentaries in the world, ‘Life on Earth’. The highlight of the series was perhaps one of the most memorable moments in British Television: David’s encounter with the mountain Gorillas in Rwanda. Source: From Michael Palin’s… Read More

Endangered Gorillas: Charcoal, War and … Oil

Think oil, think population influx in and around the Virunga park, increased deforestation, conflict and bye bye gorillas…. The films follows two European journalists a Dutch Photojournalist and a British foreign correspondent as they cover an environmental story centred on the Virunga National Park DRC. More information available at: ERA FILMS ‘Stories Behind Our Foreign… Read More