JUN 15, 2012: Park ranger stabbed after SOCO enters Virunga NP

VIRUNGA LATEST NEWS Today a park ranger was stabbed after SOCO International decided to enter the Virunga National Park with an helicopter and land in Nyakakoma. The UK oil company SOCO International flew from the International airport of Goma to the fishery in Nyakakoma, at the center of the Virunga National park. After arriving at… Read More

Endangered Gorillas: Charcoal, War and … Oil

Think oil, think population influx in and around the Virunga park, increased deforestation, conflict and bye bye gorillas…. The films follows two European journalists a Dutch Photojournalist and a British foreign correspondent as they cover an environmental story centred on the Virunga National Park DRC. More information available at: ERA FILMS ‘Stories Behind Our Foreign… Read More

The Rangers of Virunga by Brent Stirton

To view this amazing photo essay, just a click: The Rangers of Virunga By world renowed photographer Brent Stirton. This magnificent photo doc is a microcosm of what is going on throughout the continent. His essay catalogues the issues Africa faces with the environment, aid, humanitarian and refugee crisis, deforestation, wildlife protection, religion and more. VIRUNGA NATIONAL… Read More

Virunga National Park threatened by oil companies

From Le Carnet de Colette Braeckman Translated and adapted from the French article Le parc des Virunga menacé par les pétroliers The Virunga National Park, formerly known as the Albert Park, is the oldest of the African National Parks. In 1979, UNESCO classified it as World Heritage site because of its exceptional biodiversity. Fifteen years… Read More

Holding the Line: Tales from Virunga

Tales from Virunga is an earthrise special programme about Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), and the courageous rangers who risk their lives daily to protect the park’s wildlife. Two decades of conflict in DR Congo have not only had a tragic impact on the country’s human communities, but also… 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