Standing on the front line, the Park’s brave Rangers tackle daily threats such as poaching, habitat encroachment, and, most perilously, militia occupation. More than 200 Rangers have lost their lives protecting Virunga’s “great wealth,” pride of the DRC and people the world over. Without these guardians of biodiversity safeguarding fauna, flora, and the Park’s UNESCO world heritage status, wildlife and local communities living in and around the Park could not flourish.
Your donation to Virunga National Park is vital in supporting our team of 770+ Rangers, who are integral to the Park’s success, and help underpin our crucial sustainable development goals. Join us in our efforts to preserve the Park’s rich biodiversity, promote sustainable industries, and protect the livelihoods of local communities.