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The Official Website of Virunga National Park - Fallen Rangers Fund

The Fallen Rangers project provides a financial safety net for widows and children of Virunga rangers killed in the field. Help support those left behind. 60 more words


Rwanda National Parks and Gorilla Trekking

Rwanda is a landlocked country situated in Central Africa. Also known as the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’, Rwanda has five volcanoes, twenty-three lakes and numerous rivers, some forming the source of the River Nile. 498 more words

Vacation Spots

Hiking Nyiragongo 

Kilimanjaro wasn’t the only incredible hike we did on our trip to East Africa.  A few weeks prior we made a quick trip to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to hike Nyiragongo, an active, 11,000+ foot volcano in… 2,031 more words


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

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