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SOCO International and WWF reach compromise over Virunga National Park

http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/hippos.jpg Following mediation at the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines, oil exploration company SOCO International and conservation group WWF have reached a settlement. 23 more words

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Pressure from WWF Halts Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park

The sanctity of UNESCO World Heritage sites has been reaffirmed as SOCO International PLC, an oil company based in the UK, has agreed to halt oil explorations inside Virunga National Park. 366 more words


WWF celebrates victory over SOCO International in DRC

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Statement from WWF

WWF celebrates a major victory in protecting Virunga National Park today. Soco International PLC, the London-based multinational oil company, announced that it would end controversial oil exploration inside Virunga. 298 more words

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Virunga Today

A Victory

This week marked ┬áthe end, and victory, of one of the most successful conservation campaigns – to protect Virunga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 183 more words


SOCO International, WWF reach deal on controversial Virunga National Park

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SOCO International plc (SOCO) has agreed with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in a joint statement to commit not to undertake or commission any exploratory or other drilling within Virunga National Park unless UNESCO and the DRC government agree that such activities are not incompatible with its World Heritage status. 325 more words

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