Virunga - A story of hope, resilience and sucessful conservation by Nisa Marques
Virunga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on the border of Uganda and Rwanda. It is Africa’s oldest national park and is also the continent’s most biologically diverse protected area.
Virunga’s southern sector is best known for the mountain gorillas that against all odds survived habitat loss, armed conflict, poaching, disease and oil & gas exploration.
The Park Rangers are the reason why the mountain gorillas survived.
These extraordinary people are guardians, role models and parents to a species with whom they share the risks, fears and suffering caused by war, poaching and human greed.