Virunga National Park

GORILLA GROUPS

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

 


Virunga Park Again Threatened by Oil

Conservationists had hoped that Virunga National Park has been granted a reprieve after the 2015 withdrawal of the oil company SOCO who had wanted to...

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The Virunga Communications Post Installation

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,...

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Oil Exploration in Virunga Park

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, Democratic...

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The Economic Value of Virunga Park

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

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Gorilla Orphans in D. R. Congo

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...

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Senkwekwe Centre

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...

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Emergency Funding in Virunga

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...

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Severe Problems in Virunga National Park

History of the Rugendo Family

Conservation Law Enforcement Training

Acute Danger for the Virunga Park

Two Young Gorillas Killed in Jomba