News from the Congo Basin forests
Largest forest concession in the Congo Basin receives FSC certification
The largest contiguous forest concession in the tropics is now FSC certified.
Virunga documentary receives Oscar nomination
This powerful film recognizes those on the frontlines of conservation
Virunga oil permits should be cancelled, UNESCO rules
Oil, gas and mineral exploration and exploitation are incompatible with World Heritage status ...
Oil company Soco not to drill in Virunga World Heritage Site
Soco International PLC will end its operations in Africa’s oldest national park and also is ...
UNESCO warns against Virunga oil exploration
“Any oil exploitation inside the property would seriously affect its integrity,” UNESCO said.
WWF staff threatened over Virunga
DRC staff recieves death threats from unnamed callers after opposting oil exploration in World ...
Tutu, Branson and Buffett take on Soco in fight for Virunga
Oil exploration by Soco International PLC “could be devastating to Africa’s most iconic national ...
WWF condemns Soco seismic testing in Virunga
In defiance of local protests and international opposition, Soco says seismic tests will start ...
WWF calls on Soco to explain Virunga allegations in new film
Conservation organization WWF is issuing a call to UK oil company Soco International PLC to respond ...
WWF statement on Virunga warden
WWF wishes Emmanuel de Merode a swift recovery from gunshot wounds suffered in a DRC attack.