Steering the clattering camo-green truck over the pitted lava flows that pass as roads in Virunga National Park, southern sector warden Innocent Mburanumwe looks intently out the windows, scouring the landscape for unusual activity. Six rangers sit on padded benches in the truck’s bed, equipped with an intimidating aresenal of rusting weapons.
Driving north out of Goma, the largest city along the eastern margin of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the road marks the park’s boundary.
Until last year, the name Virunga remained in the shadow implying 'nothing more' than Africa's oldest national park, a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most biodiverse zone, not only in the Democratic Republic of Congo (D...
Written by Ndesanjo Macha Conservation blogger Samuel Maina is shocked to learn that two companies listed in the London Stock Exchange, SOCO and Dominion, plan to drill for oil in Africa’s oldest park, the Virunga National Park.
The chief warden of Africa's oldest national park was ambushed and shot Wednesday in eastern Congo, and officials aren't sure of the gunmen's motives, a sign of the numerous threats in the park and the country. Read full article >>
Sir David Attenborough has added his voice to the campaign demanding U.K. company Soco International stop exploring for oil in Virunga National Park. Established in 1925, Virunga is Africa’s oldest national park and home to some of ...