Stronger leadership needed to save world’s natural wonders: Virunga #1

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 11 September 2012 (IUCN) At the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is warning of the growing threats faced by many existing World Heritage sites and is calling for stronger measures to guarantee their future. Despite considerable successes over the last four… Read More

1994: Virunga Inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger

UNESCO Committee Resolution 1994 Virunga National Park (Zaire): The Committee recalled that at its last session it was deeply concerned about the civil unrest in Zaire which led to donors (EEC and USAID) suspending their support to this site. Many Park staff had not been remunerated for almost a year. Despite the fact the Bureau… Read More