Save Endangered Gorilla Habitat

  • By: Animal Advocates
  • Target: Congolese President Joseph Kabila, Environment Minister Jose Endundo Bononge, Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature

Virunga National Park, a World Heritage site in the Democratic Republic of Congo is in danger of becoming the next oil drilling location for SOCO International and Dominion Petroleum ignoring international law. There is currently an oil drilling ban in the park.

Virunga National Park is Africa's oldest national park and home to about 200 endangered mountain gorillas. That's about a quarter of the entire population of mountain gorillas. The park is home to a variety of iconic and rare species, including hippos, chimpanzees, elephants and birds.

The park also provides a sustainable living for about 30,000 fisherman who support their families fishing off of protected Lake Edward.

We ask the Congolese government to protect the park from the U.K. oil companies and enforce the oil drilling ban.

SOURCE: http://wwf.panda.org/?198612

Congolese President Joseph Kabila
E-Mail:  pr@presidentrdc.cd

Environment Minister Jose Endundo Bononge
Ministre de l'Environnement, Convservation de la Nature
No. 15 Avenue Papa Ilco BP 12438
Kinshasa - 1
Congo DR
Tel: 243 81 700 5004
Fax: 243 88 43675
EMail: jebendundo@hotmail.com

Virunga National Park, a World Heritage site in the Democratic Republic of Congo is in danger of becoming the next oil drilling location for SOCO International and Dominion Petroleum ignoring international law. There is currently an oil drilling ban in the park.


Virunga National Park is Africa's oldest national park and home to about 200 endangered mountain gorillas. That's about a quarter of the entire population of mountain gorillas. The park is home to a variety of iconic and rare species, including hippos, chimpanzees, elephants and birds.


The park also provides a sustainable living for about 30,000 fisherman who support their families fishing off of protected Lake Edward.


We ask the Congolese government to protect the park from the U.K. oil companies and enforce the oil drilling ban.

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