2008: Rumangabo in hands of Nkunda’s Rebels

Rebels attack Rumangabo Category: Threats Date: October 9th 2008 By: Paula We are alarmed with news reports that rebel forces have taken over the military base at Rumangabo. This has forced the ICCN to begin evacuating rangers from the Virunga National Park which is critical for their safety and survival, but will leave the gorillas… Read More

2007: Who Murdered the Virunga Gorillas?

Who Murdered the Virunga Gorillas? Heavily armed militias shatter the stillness in this central African park. Desperate refugees crowd park boundaries. Charcoal producers strip forests. Then, last summer, someone killed seven of these magnificent creatures in cold blood. By Mark Jenkins The killers waited until dark. On July 22 of last year unknown assailants crouched… Read More