Protected areasVirunga National Park

Virunga National Park

Gorilla groups

  • Parc National des Virunga (© Angela Meder)

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Conservation status:
National Park, World Heritage Site

Area:
7500 km²

Height:
up to 5109 m

Gorillas:
Mikeno Sector
Mt. Tshiaberimu

Adoption of Community Development Projects by the Population near Mount Tshiaberimu

July 2017

The term 'adoption of projects' is understood to mean the acceptance of the projects and their integration into local and daily activities on the...[details]

The Virunga Communications Post Installation

January 2017

Security problems in the Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo, have been a severe danger for the park's wildlife and its forests,...[details]

Help for Mount Tshiaberimu

July 2016

With its unique mountain forest, Mt Tshiaberimu is part of the Virunga National Park, but despite its great importance for conservation it remains at...[details]

Development Activities in the Vicinity of Mount Tshiaberimu

July 2016

Located close to Virunga National Park, the Sarambwe Reserve and Mount Tshiaberimu are two threatened sites where gorillas still occur. As ecotourism...[details]

Can the Gorillas of Mt. Tshiaberimu Survive?

July 2015

Planting of passion fruit seeds in sacks at the Vurusi nursery

In previous articles we have documented the invaluable support Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe has provided over the years to gorilla and...[details]

Trees around Tshiaberimu

December 2014

In 2008, a cry for help came from the Mount Tshiaberimu area due to a rush of people cutting wood and producing charcoal. The profitability of this...[details]

Oil Exploration in Virunga Park

December 2014

In 2013, WWF started the campaign "Draw the Line" to stop the British oil company SOCO's explorations for oil in the Virunga National Park,...[details]

The Economic Value of Virunga Park

November 2013

Drawing from the report (© WWF)

In response to the granting of oil concessions in Virunga National Park (Virunga) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), WWF launched a...[details]

Blood Samples from Tshiaberimu Gorillas

July 2013

On a small forested island in the western region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Virunga National Park, a tiny population of Grauer's...[details]

Planting Trees for Gorilla Conservation

January 2012

Schüler in der Baumschule (© Augustin Rwimo)

The population of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo depends on charcoal for cooking. To obtain it, they cut large areas of forest, even in...[details]

Gorilla Orphans in D. R. Congo

July 2011

Jan Ramer examines wounds on Ndakasi’s hand. (© Molly Feltner/MGVP)

Mountain Gorilla Orphans On November 23, 2010, 9-year-old female Maisha and 7-year-old male Kaboko moved from the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary...[details]

Tree Nursery on Mt. Tshiaberimu

June 2010

During germination, the seedlings are protected from the sun (© Jean de Dieu Vhosi)

Mount Tshiaberimu is a site that is critical both for conservation and for the development of local communities. It is located in one of the most...[details]

Senkwekwe Centre

June 2010

Ndeze and Ndakasi in the Senkwekwe Centre (© www.gorilla.cd)

The two mountain gorilla orphans Ndeze and Ndakasi grew up in a house in Goma - a town full of dust and noise. These are certainly not suitable...[details]

Gorilla Census in the Virungas 2010

June 2010

Augustin Basabose with an assistant during the census (© Augustin Basabose)

Recently, I spent 10 days in the field as part of a team counting mountain gorillas during a 2-month census which took place from 1st March to 25th...[details]

Emergency Funding in Virunga

July 2009

Mikeno rangers with snares they collected during a patrol in January 2009 (© IGCP)

From early 2007, security in mountain gorilla habitats has been highly volatile due to the long-lasting war in the eastern Democratic Republic of the...[details]

Compasses and GPS Devices for the Rangers

September 2009

Our assistant Claude Sikubwabo hands over compasses and GPS devices to the ICCN (© Claude Sikubwabo)

For the Mikeno Sector we handed over this urgently needed equipment to the Virunga National Park administration.[details]

Digital Cameras

September 2008

We donated two digital cameras to the rangers of the Mikeno Sector (Virunga National Park) for gorilla monitoring.[details]

Sweaters for Rangers

January 2008

Rangers of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park with new sweaters (© Carlos Schuler)

The rangers of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, of the Mikeno Sector in the Virunga National Park and of the Volcano National Park received green...[details]

Severe Problems in Virunga National Park

December 2007

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Uniforms for the Virunga National Park and the Sarambwe Reserve

September 2007

Uniforms for the Virunga National Park and the Sarambwe Reserve (© Claude Sikubwabo)

The rangers of the Mikeno Sector and the Sarambwe Reserve received complete uniforms with patches.[details]

Killing of Two Silverbacks

June 2007

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

History of the Rugendo Family

December 2007

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Rain Jackets for the Rangers

January 2007

Rangers in Rwanda with rain jackets

In the Mikeno Sector of the Virunga National Park and in the Volcano National Park the rangers received high-quality rain jackets from us.[details]

10 Years on Mt. Tshiaberimu

June 2006

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Conservation Law Enforcement Training

December 2005

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

Low Wall High Impact

December 2004

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

The Mikeno Gorillas 2002

December 2002

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

Primates at the Edge of the Abyss

June 2002

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

An Initiative to Resolve Conflicts

June 2002

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

Training on Mt. Tshiaberimu

December 2000

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

The Mikeno Gorillas 1998

December 1998

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Progress Report on Mt. Tshiaberimu

December 1998

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Two Young Gorillas Killed in Jomba

December 1998

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Acute Danger for the Virunga Park

June 1999

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Will the Virunga National Park Survive?

June 2000

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

The Mikeno Gorillas 1996

December 1996

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Snares in the Mikeno Sector

June 2010

Rangers of the Virunga National Park with snares (© www.gorilla.cd)

Mount Visoke lies at the heart of mountain gorilla habitat - and so naturally the rangers of the Virunga National Park often venture onto the flanks...[details]

Gorilla Tourism on Mikeno

December 2009

Tourists with masks during their gorilla visit on Mikeno (© www.gorilla.cd)

Mountain gorilla tourism brings much needed revenue to the Virunga National Park for the conservation effort - but it also brings the threat of...[details]

Cave Dwelling Gorillas

December 2006

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Tree Nurseries in Schools

January 2012

Students in the tree nursery (© Augustin Rwimo)

Can they Make a Contribution to Conservation? Everything developed as a result of lessons learnt from two concurrent projects: the project for the...[details]

Reports from Mt. Tshiaberimu

December 1997

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Death on Mt. Tshiaberimu

December 2009

The silverback male Kanindo from the tiny gorilla population on Mt. Tshiaberimu died after falling down a ravine. He was thought to be in his late...[details]

Mt. Tshiaberimu Project 2008

July 2009

The silverback Nzanzu (© The Gorilla Organization)

2008 has been a very difficult year for The Gorilla Organization on Mt Tshiaberimu. In February 2008 the adult female Mughole of the Kipura group...[details]

Gorilla Deaths Spark Fears at Mount Tshiaberimu

June 2008

On 10 May, 2008, Molo, one of just 20 rare gorillas living in the forests of Mount Tshiaberimu, in the northern annex of Virunga National Park,...[details]

Construction of a New Patrol Post

June 2006

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

The World’s Rarest Gorillas

December 1996

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]