Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Prioritises Oil Over Conservation; Duncan E Omondi Gumba; All Africa

Analysis – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has decided to degazette parts of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites to allow for oil drilling. Environmentalists have reacted sharply to the decision to open up Virunga and Salonga national parks – a move that is likely to jeopardise a regional treaty on the protection of Africa’s most biodiverse wildlife habitat and the endangered mountain gorilla.

Source: Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Prioritises Oil Over Conservation

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