Tag: CD – Virunga National Park

DRC to auction oil and gas permits in endangered gorilla habitat; Patrick Greenfield; Guardian

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Sale calls into question protection deal signed at Cop26 as expert warns Congo auction could be a catastrophe for wildlife, health and climate…

Source: DRC to auction oil and gas permits in endangered gorilla habitat

Tourists and gorillas ‘safe’ after DRC volcano eruption; AFP

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Tourists who were near the crater the Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic Congo erupted are safe, the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) said Sunday. Nor were the rare mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park threatened by the eruption, the institute added.

Source: Tourists and gorillas ‘safe’ after DRC volcano eruption