Double Match Your Donation

To date, over 200 rangers have been killed protecting Virunga and its surrounding communities, the highest fatality rate for any protected area on earth.  

The upsurge in violent attacks and the killings of park staff has left Virunga in an enormously difficult situation going into the new year. Protecting a national park in a region afflicted by decades of conflict has become all the more difficult with the successive challenges of the 2018-19 Ebola epidemic and now the 2020-21 COVID-19 pandemic, exacerbated by the ongoing loss of the entire revenue from tourism since March last year. 

As we try our best to navigate these uncertain waters, our conviction to protect the park and its surrounding communities is resolute. Through it all, Virunga rangers remain the frontline of defense in ensuring the park’s long-term survival. 

Despite the risks, these brave men and women show up everyday to preserve one of the planet’s last remaining biodiversity hotspots for future generations. Even in these dark times, the Park is lucky to have some constant friends. The European Union and GWC have once again stepped up to support Virunga and will double match any donations to the Park in the aftermath of Sunday’s tragedy. So today, we have a request of you: we need your help to ensure that Virunga survives and the sacrifices of our Rangers are not in vain. Knowing the unprecedented times through which we are all living, Virunga is humbled by any support that you can give. We know the only way forward is together and thank you for being a part of our team.

There are few places where a financial gift can make a meaningful impact

    01
    $35
  • 01
    $35

    Funds a ranger for one day (includes family health insurance)

  • 02
    $50
  • 02
    $50

    One month of support for the widow and children of a Fallen Ranger

  • 03
    $150
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    $150

    Two weeks of food and supplements for an orphan gorilla

Other Ways to Donate

To donate via bank transfer please contact info@virunga.org

Belgian residents can make donations directly to the following bank account:

KBC BRUSSELS

Bank account number: BE79 7360 3344 2533.

(Donations to this account are eligible to benefit from the Belgian Government’s charitable giving tax credit treatment to the extent provided by applicable law.)

UK residents can also make Gift Aid donations via Virgin Giving.

 

US residents can make donations via Virunga Friends Fund at CAF America.

(Donations made via this link are eligible for tax exemption from the US government to the extent provided by applicable law.)