1.000 Reasons Save Virunga: Saving Mother Nature And Earth

Some say the planet is sick and humans are the virus, it is undeniably we as a species have destroyed this beautiful planet at an alarming rate. Putting aside global warming and climate change, no species is as greedy as the human race, we take more than we need and leaves a trail of destruction.… Read More

The Congo’s Midas Curse: Nature and People

Virunga National Park is a major source of revenue for armed groups that exploit illegally its resources such as wildlife, minerals and charcoal. The trafficking of all these natural resources remains one of the underlying causes of instability in Eastern DR-Congo and a curse for nature and people. — Diamonds and gold — vast natural resources… Read More

1.000 Reasons Save Virunga: Congo’s Heritage

“The Congo is a land far away, yet our histories are so closely linked. We have thrived from a lopsided relationship, yet we are utterly blind to it. The price of that myopia has been human suffering on an unimaginable scale.” Dan Snow

1921: A Journey in the History of Virunga National Park #1

In the Footsteps of the Museum’s Virunga Gorillas* Carl E. Akeley was an American naturalist and explorer. Her was also known as Carl Ethan Akeley, born in May 19, 1864 in Clarendon, New York. He Died in November 17, 1926 in Virunga National Park, Belgian Congo. He was buried only a couple miles away from where he encountered his first gorilla in 1921 (1). … Read More

Virunga in 2016: New Hope for the Democratic Republic of Congo

2016 Virunga is much more than the oldest national park in Africa VIRUNGA IS #Life #People #Nature #Beauty #Wildlife #Congo #Hope #SustainableDevelopment #GreenEconomy #Stability #TransformativeGrowth #Change #Biodiversity #Earth #WorldHeritage #EcosystemServices #Gorilla #Livelihoods #Tourism #Unesco #LakeEdward #OutstandingUniversalValues #HumanRight #HealthyEnvironment #LocalVoices #EndangeredSpecies #CongoHeritage

Celebrating #PeaceDay: Virunga Partnership for Sustainable Peace

The exploitation of natural resources has proven to be a major driver of conflict in DRC and the Great Lakes region. Oil exploration in Virunga has followed the same track with a poor local engagement, the total exclusion of communities from decision making and the criminalization of local protests against oil.  In light of the… Read More

1.000 Reasons Save Virunga: Pope Francis Steward of Nature/People

“Our earth needs constant concern and attention.  Each of us has a personal responsibility to care for creation, this precious gift which God has entrusted to us.  This means, on the one hand, that nature is at our disposal, to enjoy and use properly.  Yet it also means that we are not its masters.  Stewards,… Read More

HRH Prince of Wales’ fight for the Value and Respect of Nature

Prince Charles: ‘We must take care of our environment’ This week, HRH the Prince of Wales revealed how the prospect of being a grandfather has sharpened his anxieties about Nature. Here, he argues that it would profit us all to show it more respect. One of the gravest misconceptions of the modern age, and one… Read More

HRH Prince of Wales – Natural Capital for future generations

HRH Prince of Wales: “..we need a Revolution of Capitalism to balance return on financial, natural and social capital” July 2012 Speaking at St James’s Palace, the Prince told delegates: “As many of you will know, the daunting challenge of building a better world that provides for a better life for everyone, all within the… Read More

MARCH 2012 ALERT: Virunga National Park targeted by UK’s SOCO Oil Company

ALERT! Congo’s Rainforests – Including Gorilla Rich Virunga National Park – Targeted by UK’s SOCO Oil Company By Ecological Internet’s Rainforest Portal TAKE ACTION HERE NOW! The Congo Basin [search]– home to some of Earth’s last large, ecologically intact, biodiversity rich rainforests – may soon be decimated by oil rigs, pipelines, deforestation, and oil spills.… Read More

Oil in Ecuador: A human Energy story

“Clean up, pay up, get out” From 1970 to 1990 Texaco (now Chevron) drilled for oil in the region known as the “ Oriente” in the Ecuadorian Amazon. By the company’s own estimates Texaco dumped 18 billion gallons of toxic watewater from their oil exploration into the Amazon environment. The region’s 30.000 inhabitants have been… Read More