If governments really want to save Virunga and all these unique places, species from extinction…Then…

Cut Carbon Pollution, Show Political Willingness and Take on Corporate Power! PROBLEM “When we think about climate change, a recurring phrase is that we should ‘do our bit’ to reduce our footprint. Others harangue environmentalists for peddling ‘green guilt.’ Both of those, a positive and a negative, imply complicity: climate change is something we’re all… Read More

Virunga: Can Environmental Damage by Oil Exploration be Prosecuted as a Crime under International Law? 

This week was marked by the announcement by Global Witness that “the Democratic Republic of Congo’s government is attempting to reclassify swathes of two UNESCO-protected World Heritage Sites –Salonga and Virunga National Parks – to allow oil exploration to take place”. At the same time the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, was concluding… Read More

Virunga In 2018: There Are Thousands of Bertas Worldwide!

Our Mother Earth: militarized, fenced-in, and poisoned, A place where basic rights Are systematically violated, Demands that we take action I dedicate this award to all forms of rebellion And to all the martyrs in the the fight to defend nature To my mother To the Lenca People   Berta Cáceres acceptance speech for the 2015 Goldman… Read More

1.000 Reasons Save Virunga: #32 Milner’s Metaphor of our Time

Source: Claire A Milner Twitter Claire A Milner is currently working on a new collection to serve as metaphors of our time. The works focus on endangered animals and symbolise an irreversible process which will ultimately affect the future of humanity through the decimation of important species due to acts of greed and vanity. These… Read More

Pope Francis Challenges Unfettered Capitalism and Places Focus on the Protection of the Environment

Pope Francis challenges unfettered capitalism and places focus on the protection of the environment. The pope calls for “respect and protection of the entire creation which God has entrusted to man, not so that it be indiscriminately exploited but rather made into a garden.” Pope Francis has published his first Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (the… Read More

1 Virunga photo = 30 seconds to talk about Conflict, Humanity and Conservation

A Story about courage in Africa’s oldest national park . All our current human traumas are interrelated… as journalist I want us to pay more attention to those lateral connections… these images they allow us to talk about the war, they allow us to talk about humanity …and they allows us to find new ways… Read More