Virunga National Park needs your help. Take action now.
Don’t let Virunga’s critically endangered mountain gorillas and other wildlife slip away. Your contribution directly supports the efforts of Virunga’s rangers to protect and preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This 14-minute production by Tanguy Dumortier and Philippe Lamair provides a spectacular tour across Virunga, highlighting the park’s array of wildlife and varied landscapes.
The film also speaks to the challenges
Virunga’s rangers have faced when
confronting poachers in remote areas of
In the last 6 months, a baby mountain gorilla and 4 buffalo have been killed as a result of conflicts with local population. One villager has also been killed and 16 people seriously injured during confrontations with buffalo. To protect both wildlife and people, Virunga National Park is embarking on an ambitious effort to construct a 54km electric fence around the Mikeno gorilla sector.
Click below to donate to this critical campaign.
Whether it’s installing electric fences to reduce human/wildlife conflict, raising funds to assist the families of fallen rangers, or training bloodhound teams to track poachers, Virunga’s special projects deliver benefits to wildlife and humans alike.
Click below to learn about Virunga’s current initiatives and find out how you can make a difference.
See what it has been like on the frontlines of conservation in Virunga during periods of conflict, the sacrifices rangers have made, and why the world must help secure the park for future generations.
Meet the Rangers
Introducing the Rangers who risk their lives to protect gorillas and other wildlife in Virunga National Park, DR Congo. Follow along with them as they fight to keep the park safe.
Undercover Operation Breaks Up Gorilla Trafficking Ring
A team of Virunga National Park rangers and staff set up a sting operation at Goma Airport to arrest a trafficker and save a baby gorilla. A member of the park staff poses as the buyer. Wildlife trafficking is just one of the many threats to the animals that live in the park and one of the many challenges faced by rangers.