Despite of the ongoing civil war in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government authorities and M23 rebel commanders have authorized the park’s rangers to search for the missing gorilla families in rebel-held territory in the Mountain Gorilla Sector of Congo’s Virunga National Park. On Tuesday 24 July, a team of 45 rangers will
Anti-Charcoal Operation Needs Funding!
Anti-Charcoal Operation Needs Funding!2011-07-19T09:45:20+00:00 News
We need your help. The charcoal trade inside our park forests must be eradicated and this requires the funding of several anti-charcoal operations needed soon. The illegal charcoal business is one of the greatest issues Virunga faces, largely kept in place by FDLR Rwandan militia, and directly connected to the protection of the mountain gorillas.
Congo Blocks Virunga Oil Exploration
Congo Blocks Virunga Oil Exploration2011-03-18T20:04:14+00:00 News
Following mounting pressure from conservation organizations, the UK’s Soco International has been blocked from searching for oil in the Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest NP and home to the endangered Mountain gorilla.
Mountain Gorilla Census: Population Increases by 26.3%
Mountain Gorilla Census: Population Increases by 26.3%2010-12-15T06:46:00+00:00 News
The results of the census that was conducted in the spring of 2010 show that the number of Mountain Gorillas living in the tri-national forested area of which Virunga forms a part, has increased by 26.3% over the last seven years – an average growth rate of 3.7% per annum. Of the 480 Mountain Gorillas
Briquette Production: an Alternative Source of Fuel around Virunga
Briquette Production: an Alternative Source of Fuel around Virunga2009-02-19T06:27:25+00:00 News
A big hello to those of you who know me – and I look forward to reading your comments! And to those of you who don’t my name is Virginia and I have just re-joined the team here in Virunga to continue working on the Briquette Project – one of the most important pilot projects
Hidden Giants- The Elephants of Mikeno
Hidden Giants- The Elephants of Mikeno2009-01-30T06:14:32+00:00 News
Last night the patrol post at Bukima was visited by a herd of elephants. It was very dark and we could not see them, but the sounds of them trumpeting and crashing through the forest was impressive. We see a lot of signs left behind by elephants in the Mikeno Sector, but we almost never