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

Save Virunga Roundup 2016: The Fight For Africa’s Oldest National Park Continues!

Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth … these are one and the same fight.  We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. Ban Ki-moon, address to the 66th UN General… Read More

1.000 Reasons Save Virunga: #25 CSI Congo Bloodhounds

CSI Bloodhounds . Dodi, Sabrina, Lila, Stella and Lilly may seem like strange names for wildlife rangers, and unusual rangers they are – it’s not their sharp eyesight or keen hearing that qualify them for the task, but their outstanding ability to sniff out a trail. Dodi and her pals are bloodhounds that were imported… Read More