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Democratic Republic of Congo wants to open up Virunga national park to oil exploration

Congo, Rainforests, National Parks, March, Environment

HALLELUJAH!!!! BREAKING NEWS! WWF ROCKS!   'British oil company SOCO agrees to cease operations in Congo’s Virunga National Park'  -  "SOCO International Plc, reached an agreement with the conservation group WWF to end exploratory work in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979 and the last refuge for the country’s mountain gorillas."

British oil company SOCO agrees to cease operations in Congo’s Virunga National Park

'British oil company SOCO agrees to cease operations in Congo’s Virunga National Park the last refuge for the country’s mountain gorillas.

Virunga National Park lets tourists get up close to gorillas - Democratic Republic of Congo

Virunga National Park lets tourists get up close to gorillas

Virunga National Park lets tourists get up close to gorillas - Democratic Republic of Congo

Virungas National Park, one of the rainforests of Democratic Republic of Congo. Home to critically endangered mountain gorillas and highly threaten by logging composiums, illegal hunting and coltan mining.

Virungas National Park, one of the rainforests of Democratic Republic of Congo. Home to critically endangered mountain gorillas and highly threaten by logging composiums, illegal hunting and coltan mining.

Protected area patrol costs could be cut with planning tool

Plans by London-based oil company SOCO International to explore in Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Virunga National Park are being opposed by the United Kingdom government.

“If corporations are people, my friends, they’re the kind of people who make great movie villains.” http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/virunga-review

Emmanuel de Merode runs Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest wildlife park, which has been closed to tourists for more than a year due to eastern Congo’s civil war. Photo taken August

Soco halts oil exploration in Africa's Virunga national park

A woman walking past a sign for Virunga national park. Soco has abandoned its oil exploration plans in the world heritage site.

Visit Virunga National Park - Official Tourism Site of Virunga National Park in the DRC

Visit Virunga National Park - Official Tourism Site of Virunga National Park in the DRC.

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