Fishers Unite: Fish not Oil in Virunga and Lake Edward

Fishers Unite! All Pictures from It is abnormal for a fisher or fishing community to depend on imported fish for protein. It is an unhappy situation when an experienced fisherman returns from a fishing trip with only flotsam or other debris, including plastics, in the nets. Unfortunately, this is the reality facing fishers in… Read More

BREAKING: DRC Virunga Park Again Threatened by Oil, links to SOCO

It was believed that  Virunga was saved after the withdrawal in 2015 of the oil company Soco who wanted to drill in the park. It was an illusion: Kinshasa has been negotiating the renewal of the controversial permit to an offshore oil company. It was June 2014. At that time, the British firm Soco International, after an… Read More

SERIES Park and Species Endangered: Virunga, Sundarbans, Manu, Sierra Divisor….

Every day we hear that the integrity of a protected area is being challenged by the expansion of infrastructure and industrial activities such as oil, gas and mining exploration. SERIES Park and Species Endangered

Pollution pétrolière: Dramatiques Conséquences sur les Droits Humains de la Population, Arretons au Nord Kivu!

Le pétrole déversé depuis 50 ans dans le sud du Nigeria pourrait exiger la plus vaste opération de nettoyage jamais entreprise dans le monde. Cette affirmation du Programme des Nations unies pour l’environnement (PNUE) est le fruit d’une étude scientifique sur les dégâts environnementaux dans le delta du Niger, dont les résultats ont été présentés… Read More

Pollution Petrolière au Nigeria = communautés locales ont sombré dans la pauvreté

Sunday Agabe, pêcheur à Bodo et sa famille ont sombré dans la pauvreté suite aux déversements de pétrole non nettoyés par la compagnie Shell au Nigeria. VIDÉOS Pollution pétrolière au Nigeria : comment gagner sa vie dignement ? travail, votre moyen de gagner votre vie dignement soit du jour au lendemain détruit par le pétrole. C… Read More

Oil pollution by Shell in Nigeria: the legal case

Source: WorsethanBad On 30 January 2013 in The Hague a Dutch judge will rule in a special court case that four Nigerian farmers and Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) jointly brought against Shell Nigeria and its parent company Royal Dutch Shell in 2008. Shell is held accountable for oil pollution in the Nigerian villages… Read More

Oil Companies are destroying lives and ecosystems, human rights are being trampled on

Nnimmo Bassey: Oil companies are destroying lives Coming from a country where an equivalent of one Exxon Valdez volume of crude oil is spewed into our environment yearly, it is inescapably clear that the petroleum sector is a very polluting one. It is obvious that there cannot be this level of ecological impunity without human… Read More

Sauvons Virunga des impacts du Nigéria : L’éternelle Marée Noire

Pour visualiser tout le documentaire: Nigeria: l’eternelle maree noire Le festival international du film écologique de Bourges, qui s’est tenu du 6 au 9 octobre, a récompensé “Nigeria : l’éternelle marée noire” des prix de “l’Arbre d’or” et du “meilleur reportage”. De Yann Le Gléau et Sébastien Mesquida – ARTE GEIE / What’s Up Productions… Read More

JUN 25, 2012: Oil a Weapon of War vs. Gorillas a Weapon of Peace

Oil: a financing method of armed groups, will it bring peace to Virunga? International Relations specialist Achim Wennmann’s investigated the economic dimensions of armed groups. His study reveals a wide variety of financing methods used by armed groups and state actors in conflict zones like eastern DRC. Insights are provided on how the presence of… Read More

Nneka’s singing inspires to stand up and protest for Nigeria Delta, next Virunga

Remember Kenule “Ken” Beeson Saro Wiwa (10 October 1941 – 10 November 1995) was a Nigerian author, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Right Livelihood Award and the Goldman Environmental Prize. Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people, an ethnic minority in Nigeria whose homeland, Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta has been… Read More

Hopes Fade for Cleanup In Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Delta

The Ogoniland region of Nigeria has long been badly polluted by decades of oil production that has fouled the delta and contaminated drinking water. A United Nations report has recommended a massive recovery initiative, but so far the Nigerian government has shown few signs it will agree to the cleanup project. by fred pearce Over… Read More