From Armed Groups to Politicians: The Same Dirty Game to Destroy Virunga

Virunga National Park has for more than two decades been going through a period characterized by various threats due not only to the activism of armed groups but also to the pressure exerted by local communities on natural resources, a phenomenon resulting from manipulations on the part of certain political leaders. Faced with this last… Read More

Conserving Virunga For and With Congolese is the most Challenging Job in Conservation

The following excerpt┬áis based on an old ‘revised’ guest blog by Esther Marijnen, Blaise Muhire and Judith Vermeijden.┬áIt looks into the challenges of conservation amidst conflict, violence and poverty in Eastern DRC and more particularly within and around Virunga National Park. It reminds us an important lesson about conservation: Conserving Virunga For and With Congolese… Read More