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Trespassers in the Mist

To know that you are trespassing on someone, or something, else’s territory does not always need signs and fences. When you are over two thousand metres up the side an (almost) extinct volcano range, shrouded in a chilled mist and squelching your muddy way through other-worldy trees, vines and grasses, you quickly realise this is another animal’s domain. 458 more words


Virunga (2014)

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel Cast: André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Mélanie Gouby, Rodrigue Katembo

This documentary film, which is available to stream on Netflix, follows the group of rangers working in the Virunga National Park in eastern Congo as they are faced with having to protect the park against Congolese rebels and the British company Soco International, which has plans to extract oil from the park. 415 more words


To Keep The Mountain Gorillas Alive

The Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the world’s deadliest parks. It’s also home to some 300 mountain gorillas—more than a quarter of those that remain on the planet. 656 more words


[Faune] Le dos argenté

Le dos argenté ou gorille des montagnes est le plus grand primate anthropoïde et est menacé d’extinction. Il vit entre 2200 et 4300 m d’altitude au Congo, au Rwanda et en Ouganda. 477 more words

Pà Kongo|About Congo

Exploring Africa’s Goma Region: Diary: Day 10

The 7R Future Leadership Institute has been following Belgian Floris Buter from the Virunga National Park on a week long field trip in Africa, in order to gather topography data for a hydro-power project. 1,147 more words

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Africa's Oldest Park

By Linda Tancs

Founded in 1925 by King Albert I of Belgium and originally known as Albert National Park, Virunga became the first national park on the African continent, a refuge today for a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas. 86 more words


Boundary changes could save Virunga in the long term

http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/un-operations-monusco-400×300.jpg – There are many threats which Virunga National Park faces and as peace descends in the Democratic Republic of Congo these threats will need to be addressed. 32 more words