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Mélanie Gouby: 'Virunga Is the Only Hope Eastern Congo Has Had in Decades'

Tadzio Mac Gregor | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Tadzio Mac Gregor

Mélanie Gouby discusses her professional involvement with the Virunga project as well as her emotional attachment to the region she got to know so well.

People, Not Gorillas, Are the Real Heroes of Virunga

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 03.07.2015 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

This is a very good film that could have been a great film if the producers could have taken some more risks. Having navigated this part of Virunga in 2007, 2008 and 2009, I can say that taking risks is easier said then done. If the government does not approve of your footage, it is confiscated.

Emmanuel de Mérode: Protecting Congo's Mountain Gorillas in a War Zone

Christina M. Russo | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Christina M. Russo

"We stay with them when there's fighting, when there's a lot of gunfire or artillery fire. And they don't move... With the mountain gorillas in the forest, it's almost certainly the same thing -- they get on with their lives, but they don't move away from the fighting."

Mountain Gorillas and Humanity Face Breaking Point in Eastern Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Intense fighting between rebel factions and the Congolese army spread to Virunga Park this week, threatening a critical UNESCO world heritage site and the endangered mountain gorillas.

Congo Volcano Still Active: Goma Planning While Lava Flow Approaches Road

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Friends and officials in Goma are reporting that the Nyamulagira volcano is still erupting and that the water supplies and air are contaminated with soot.

Congo: Midwives Transform Trash Into Hope

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Since Secretary Clinton ended her African trip, the news cycle has seemingly abandoned the women of Congo.