Virunga National Park, in Democratic Republic of the Congo, is Africa’s oldest national park, and home to many rare and endangered species. It has also seen its share of violence and destruction lately, including the killing of several mountain gorillas and the shooting of the park’s director. However, some good news came last week when the World Wildlife Fund reported that Soco International was ending operations in the park, thus removing any potential environmental threats from oil exploration. Read More
Image: Rangers patrol Virunga National Park after increased militia activity in 2008. Photo by Brent Stirton, from Gorillas of the Congo.