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Virunga is the incredible true story of a group of brave individuals risking their lives to save Africa?s oldest national park in the midst of renewed civil war and a scramble for the region?s natural resources.
Battle for Virunga: The fight to save Africa's oldest national park
Virunga National Park has become the battleground in a new conflict, as conservationsists fight off the advances of rebel militias, poachers and a powerful oil company
Gorillas, guns and volcanoes: on patrol with Congo's first female rangers | Jessica Hatcher
Holiday pay and above-average wages are just some of the benefits afforded to 14 women who have graduated from Virunga national park’s gruelling ranger training programme. Jessica Hatcher reports
Holding the line in Virunga
We’re calling for all oil companies to stay out of Virunga National Park, and for the government to cancel all permits to explore for oil in the area.
Fighting for the Ecological Heart of the Eastern Congo | The Leonard Lopate Show | WNYC
A new documentary follows a team of park rangers---and the endangered gorillas ---as they face off against poachers, militia, and industry ...
People, Not Gorillas, Are the Real Heroes of Virunga
This is a very good film that could have been a great film if the producers could have taken some more risks. Having navigated this part of Virunga in 20...
Virunga: Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio Take On Gorilla Conservation
VideoAndré Bauma, a ranger and orphan gorilla caretaker in Virunga National Park in the Congo (DRC), describes his hulking primate charges as his children. In the documentary Virunga, it’s a delight to witness the tenderness with which Bauma horses around with Ndakasi, Maisha and two other young gorillas, and when necessary uses [...]
Lucky Ihirwe, the Rescued Baby Mountain Gorilla
Ihirwe means "luck." You might think there's some irony to calling a baby mountain gorilla "lucky" who was taken from her family by poachers, her mother most...