Save Virunga’s Hippos from the Devastating Effects BP-oil Spill is having on Dolphins

This week Mongabay reported on the results of a new study that shows how exposure to the 2010 BP oil spill is likely to have caused late-term abortions of in-utero dolphins, or early death of newborns. These new findings add to the mounting evidence that exposure to petroleum compounds following an oil spill can severely… Read More

Virunga Déversements Pétroliers pour les Nuls

For ENGLISH here Les déversements de pétrole ont des répercussions graves sur la faune et l’environnement en fonction de [1]: (1) du type d’hydrocarbures déversés, (2) l’emplacement du déversement, (3) les espèces d’animaux habitant dans la région, (4) les cycles de reproduction et les migrations saisonnières, (5) ainsi que la météo pendant la fuite de… Read More

Virunga Oil Spill for Dummies

Oil spills have severe impacts on wildlife and the environment depending on [1]: (1)  the type of oil spilled, (2)  the location of the spill, (3)  the species of wildlife in the area, (4)  timing of breeding cycles and seasonal migrations, (5)  as well the weather during the oil spill Lake Edward, at the center… Read More

Virunga National Park threatened by oil companies

From Le Carnet de Colette Braeckman Translated and adapted from the French article Le parc des Virunga menacé par les pétroliers The Virunga National Park, formerly known as the Albert Park, is the oldest of the African National Parks. In 1979, UNESCO classified it as World Heritage site because of its exceptional biodiversity. Fifteen years… Read More