BBC reports DRC seeking to change Virunga's boundaries
Posted on 14 March 2015
As a World Heritage Sites, boundary changes cannot be made by DRC alone, but must be agreed by UNESCO.
Virunga National Park was designated World Heritage Site in recognition of its outstanding universal value to all humanity. As a World Heritage Site protected under national and international law, decisions regarding the boundaries of the park cannot be made by the DRC government alone, but must be made in agreement with the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which has a firm position that oil and gas are incompatible with World Heritage status.