Virunga News and Publications
Construction begins on new Virunga hydropower plant
Virunga is a step closer to a sustainable future as construction begins on a new multi-million ...
Local pressure mounts against oil in Virunga
Citizens concerned about Soco's planned oil exploration in Virunga National Park are asking for ...
UK government opposes Soco’s oil exploration in Virunga
Plans by Soco International PLC to explore for oil in a World Heritage Site have hit firm ...
Soco’s exploration in Virunga violates OECD guidelines, WWF alleges
WWF files OECD complaint against Soco International alleging human rights and environmental ...
Soco failed to assess human rights risks before Virunga exploration, paper alleges
Soco International PLC has been criticized for an alleged “failure to conduct a proper human rights ...
Virunga's hydropower potential
Hydropower can provide clean energy to rural communities depending on Africa’s oldest national park.
WWF economist Toby Roxburg examines how we assign value to extraordinary natural places like ...
Oil exploration threatens Africa’s billion dollar World Heritage Site
Africa’s oldest national park could be worth US$1.1 billion per year if developed sustainably, ...
World Heritage Committee requests cancelation of Virunga oil permits
World Heritage Committee today requested the cancelation of oil exploration permits in Virunga ...
Total to keep out of Virunga World Heritage Site
French oil giant Total has affirmed that it will not explore for oil within of Virunga National ...