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

Creating Hope: Development is Ending Wildlife Crime in Virunga

Read here UNEP’s blog where Emmanuel de Merode writes about the work being done in Virunga to end wildlife crime through development. In a seemingly dark and tumultuous world, I find the greatest beacon of hope here in the Virunga National Park, eastern Congo. Hope that, through the efforts of those working to protect the… Read More

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

“Beauté Congo” an Art Testimony of DR-Congo’s Rich Natural Heritage #Virunga

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) used to bring to mind images of civil war and conflict. Lately, the country is conjuring another image: that of trendsetters. The sapeur fashion movement has inspired designers from around the world, including, most recently, British designer Paul Smith, and homegrown musicians, like Papa Wemba and Koffi Olomide, have… Read More

ICONIC Virunga: Wildlife, Tourism, Fisheries … Oil?

Le parc des Virunga et plus particulièrement la Rwindi, avant les troubles que rencontre la Région du Kivu. Il y avait plusieurs milliers d’éléphants, entre 16.000 et 20.000 hippopotames, des milliers de buffles et d’antilopes, des centaines de lions. Le lac Edouard était un des plus poissonneux du monde grâce à la présence des hippopotames.… Read More

The Guardian: Ugandans fear curse of oil wealth as it threatens to blight ‘pearl of Africa’

Oil drilling may bring benefits in healthcare and education, but critics are concerned about corruption and the effect on wildlife Patience Akumu Most of Uganda’s oil is in the Albertine Graben region in the west of the country, an expanse of lush green vegetation that is home to about half of Africa’s bird species. There… Read More

1.000 Reasons Save Virunga: #28 “Chez Pierre”

Excerpt from the Blog Chez Pierre >>  Zaire (R.D. Congo) (1990-1991) . Congo : 1990, my first job abroad ! Jambo Bwana ! After one year of preparation ( during my last year of College ), I had been selected to go teach in Goma, Zaire ( now “République Démocratique du Congo” ). A beautiful… Read More

Weekly Serie – Is Oil Hunt in Ugandan National Parks a Real Test to Africa’s Eco Defenses? Or Legal Defenses?

Is Oil Hunt in Ugandan NParks a Real Test to Africa’s Eco or Legal defenses? Some of the latest articles on oil developments in Uganda are not very clear on what is being done by both government and companies in Uganda. When speaking to some key environmentalists in Uganda it was clear that both Uganda… Read More

Weekly Serie Oil drilling in Protected Areas – Murchison Delta: Blurred Future of Wildlife and Tourism

Oil drilling in Murchison delta and the blurred future of wildlife and tourism By Isaac Imaka & Frederic Musisi April 10  2013 at  01:00 A shoebill is often described as an ugly, shy and rare bird. Ugly as it may look, it is one of the most sought after birds in the Murchison Falls National… Read More

OIL IN AFRICA PART ONE: What makes Botswana different?

With the recent oil discoveries in Africa, the region is emerging as one of the key areas for oil exploration. Despite the oil and gas wealth not many countries in the African continent have been able to benefit from it.  Oil in Africa has become a curse. Botswana is the only country in the continent that… Read More

WHY IS OIL EXPLORATION SEEN AS NEGATIVE?

21.06.2012 From June 24th till July 6th, the World Heritage Committee and State Parties will be gathering in St Petersburg for the 36th session of the World Heritage Committee. The conservation status of our most precious places on earth will be discussed and decisions will be made to safeguard those places for future generations. In… Read More