iOS app Android app

Virunga

The Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Vladimir Putin to Margaux Hemingway

Karin Badt | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

And if the festival is not enough to intrigue, one can always walk around the port of Thessaloniki, brimming with bars and outside tables, with people enjoying grilled octopus, kalamata olives, melted feta cheese and animated conversation (where is that crisis?)

Where To Watch This Year's Oscar-Nominated Docs

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment

The Oscars are Sunday, which means there are precious few hours remaining to catch up on this year's nominees. And while many of the major acting race...

'Virunga' Bids For Best Documentary Oscar

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — "They are my life," a ranger in Central Africa says of endangered mountain gorillas in his care. This bond of lov...

Psychopathic Politics in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Has President Joseph Kabila finally revealed his true colors to the world? At least 36 people, including a police officer, were killed in demonstrations against proposed changes to the constitution. The changes would require a national census before the 2016 presidential elections.

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.

Why I Want You To Watch Virunga

Errol Morris | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Errol Morris

Heroes usually make a decision to put themselves in danger or to protect people who are in danger. But the true victims in this story -- the mountain gorillas of Virunga -- are hard to see as anything other than innocent quarry of machinations far beyond their ken.

Agreement Could Prevent Drilling In Park Home To 200 Endangered Gorillas

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green

GENEVA (AP) — An agreement announced Wednesday between a London-based oil company and a wildlife protection group could prevent oil drilling in a na...

New Troubles at the Gates of Virunga

Richard Branson | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green
Richard Branson

Virunga National Park is a unique asset that could, if utilized correctly, be an economic development engine. We believe it is important for the Congolese to chart a development path that benefits the majority, not a privileged few, and above all else, enforce its own laws.

'Virunga' Debuts At Tribeca Days After Park Warden Shot

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — Days after the director of Africa's oldest national park was shot by gunmen, a documentary about those who protect Virunga National ...

PHOTOS: Going With The (Pyroclastic) Flow On A Volcano Vacation

JustLuxe | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel
JustLuxe

The volcanic eruption is perhaps the only category of natural disaster that has major tourist appeal.

Congo Volcano "Devastating"; Raises "Concern for Human Settlements"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

There were initially three lava flows, but they have merged and the remaining flow is moving south-southwest toward the town of Sake.

Baby Gorilla Saved From Trafficker In Congo

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GOMA, Congo — Authorities in eastern Congo have saved a baby gorilla from an animal trafficker who took it inside a plane hidden in a bag. Offi...

Endangered Mountain Gorillas' Safety Signals Optimism In Congo

New York Times | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Violence near Congo's Virunga National Park has subsided, allowing residents and rangers to return to the area. The military conflict there has threat...

Gorilla Killings in Virunga National Park, Congo

Charlie Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlie Rose

Mountain gorillas are an endangered species with some 700 alive. Nearly half of these animals live in Virunga National Park which borders Uganda, Rwan...