Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo, Virunga Ranger, wins Goldman Environmental Prize for Defending Congo’s Wildlife

Putting his life on the line, Rodrigue Katembo went undercover to document and release information about bribery and corruption in the quest to drill for oil in Virunga National Park, resulting in public outrage that forced the company to withdraw from the project. Rich in resources, mired by conflicts A former Belgian colony, the Democratic… Read More

4 June HRW: DR-Congo Investigate Attacks On Virunga Oil Project Critics – They Need Protection

(Kinshasa) – Democratic Republic of Congo authorities should fully and impartially investigate threats and violence against Virunga National Park rangers and local activists, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should examine whether the incidents are linked to plans to explore for oil within and near Virunga Park by SOCO International, a British oil company operating in… Read More

ACTION 2nd October, 2013: Joint statement of NGOs on the arrest of Virunga Park Ranger, Rodrigue Mugaruka

Joint statement of NGOs on the arrest of Virunga Park Ranger, Rodrigue Katembo Mugaruka Press Release – 2nd October 2013 . Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – On Thursday, 19th September, Rodrigue Katembo Mugaruka a warden in Virunga National Park and recipient of the Abraham Conservation Award was arrested by Congolese security forces and taken… Read More

Sept 24th, 2013: RADIO OKAPI, Conservateur principal du Parc des Virunga aux arrêts à Goma!

Nord-Kivu: le conservateur principal du parc des Virunga aux arrêts à Goma Le conservateur chef du secteur centre du parc national des Virunga, Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo est détenu depuis cinq jours au cachot de l’Agence nationale des renseignements (ANR) à Goma. Il a été arrêté par des militaires pour s’être opposé à l’exécution d’un projet de la firme… Read More