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.
Virunga National Park, home to a quarter of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, is in a struggle to survive. Over 130 of its rangers have died protecting the park during the periods of armed conflict that have gripped the region since 1994. Conflict has once again returned.
Virunga needs your support.
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.
Virunga Crisis – Extended Version
This 16-minute video provides a more in depth look at the challenges faced by Virunga’s rangers since 2008.
Journey Across Virunga National Park
© Tanguy Dumortier
This 14-minute film by Tanguy Dumortier and Philippe Lamair provides a spectacular tour across Virunga, highlighting the park’s array of wildlife and varied landscapes. The film is available for purchase here.
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.