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Virunga National Park

Agreement Could Prevent Drilling In Park Home To 200 Endangered Gorillas

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 06.11.2014 | 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...

Why Conservation Is a Dangerous Business

Kevin Jennings | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Kevin Jennings

Conservation is indeed a dangerous business, and will stay that way as long as we provide an incentive for those driven by greed to eliminate those who stand in their way.

'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 ...

WWF Seeks To Protect Congo Park From Oil Developer

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

PARIS (AP) — The World Wildlife Fund is trying to block proposed oil exploration in Africa's oldest national park where 200 gorillas live. ...

British Government Opposes Oil Exploration In Congo Sanctuary

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green

KINSHASA, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The British government said on Tuesday it is opposed to London-based oil company Soco International exploring for oil ...

National Park Invites Tourists To See Volcano Eruption

AP | By SALEH MWANAMILONGO | Posted 01.14.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo -- A national park in Congo best known for its endangered mountain gorillas is now inviting tourists to go on overnight treks to see a...

Tourists Invited To Witness Dangerous Volcano Eruption

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Travel

Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo -- Virunga National Park is inviting tourists on an overnight trek to a spectacular eruption of Mount Nyamulagira ...

WATCH: Raw Video Of Massive Volcano Erupting

Posted 01.09.2012 | World

Nyamuragira, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and one of the most active volcanoes in Africa, began spewing lava into the air on Sunday...

WATCH: Baby Gorilla Saved From Black Market Sale, Demand Grows

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.13.2011 | Green

The trafficking of baby gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is reportedly growing at an alarming rate. The most recent incident las...

WATCH: Incredible Video Shows Daring Relocation Of 375-Pound Crop-Stealing Gorilla

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In this stunning video from the folks at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a daring effort is made to transport the 375-pound...

Robert Williams: Saving Mountain Gorillas In The Congo

Big Green Boulder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Robert Williams wants to help recover the dwindling population of mountain gorillas, and along the way, help save the Congo, too. And living in the t...

Dreaming of Senkwekwe

Livia McRee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Livia McRee

In July 2007, Senkwekwe, a majestic silverback mountain gorilla and four members of his family were killed by rebel militias in the besieged Congolese park. A forest sanctuary is being built in his name. Let's help.

Congo Violence Sends Wildlife Rangers Fleeing Into Dense Forest

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fears are growing for the welfare of 39 wildlife rangers who were reportedly forced to flee into dense forest after their headquarters in eastern DR C...