Defending Biodiversity

Help Protect
Our Natural Heritage

Over the past year, the security situation has been relentlessly difficult, with rebel groups controlling the Park’s southern sector – an area which spans the endangered mountain gorilla habitat and Park headquarters. Tragically, ten of our brave Rangers have lost their lives in unprovoked attacks in 2023 alone.

With the support of local communities, dedication of our Rangers and adoption of new technologies, we are persisting in our efforts to preserve the Park’s rich biodiversity.

Your donation will help us stand strong in the midst of these challenging circumstances, preserving Virunga National Park for the enjoyment and benefit of generations to come.

In 2022, there were

  • 1988 snares removed

  • 27,435 km of air surveillance conducted

  • Healthcare and emergency support for 770+ Rangers and their families

  • 4500+ patrols conducted by foot

  • 25,800 km patrolled by foot