Management of the Maiko National Park (MNP) has remained difficult due to the presence of armed groups in different sectors of the park. The...[details]
Mining is supposed to increase the nations’ and the peoples’ wealth, but unfortunately this is not usually the case in tropical Africa. Many children have to work in the mines and the security situation is gereally extremely bad. Often mining has detrimental effects on the environment: the forest is cut, soil and water are polluted, the increase of miners results in further deforestation, hunting of endangered species and social problems. In eastern D. R. Congo, militia often control mines (cassiterite, coltan, gold, diamonds) and use the proceeds for buying weapons.
Regretfully, we must draw the attention of the conservation community to an observation made during our last environmental education mission on 29...[details]
After investigation and verification on site, the management team of Itombwe Nature Reserve confirms with regret that the company Banro has not only...[details]
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...[details]
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...[details]
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]
Conservation in the Maiko National Park (MNP) remains difficult: the intensity of threats to the park has not decreased. It is an enormous challenge...