Virunga National Park: One of 10 Google Impact Challenge Finalists!


Take 30 seconds to help us to win a £500,000 ($853,327) grant to protect the people, mountain gorillas, and other wildlife of Virunga!

Click here to VOTE NOW!

For those of you unfamiliar with the Challenge, it is a Google initiative that supports non-profit organizations that use technology to tackle problems and transform lives around the world.

Project background: The four million people that live within a day’s walk of Virunga National Park need a tool to help them safely report illegal activities and receive alerts. Such a tool will help them take an active role in establishing long-term peace and stability in the region. It will also help our park rangers by putting many more ears and eyes on the ground to help protect the mountain gorillas and other wildlife of Virunga National Park.

Project Goal: Virunga Foundation seeks to introduce a mobile phone-based system that will give people the ability to instantly report security threats, poaching, and other emergencies. The system will also be used to broadcast emergency notices to the local population.

Please take the time to vote and spread the word. Africa’s oldest park needs your help!

1) To vote, go to:

2) Spread the word via  Twitter and Facebook using the hashtags #ImpactChallenge and #Virunga.

Together we can work to make a real difference for the people and wildlife of Virunga.

Please cast your vote before Thursday 30th July!



  1. Instinct Safaris August 6, 2014 Reply

    Just voted!

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