Virunga News

Giraffes join the list of species facing threat of extinction

According to an updated list from the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the fin whale has improved in status from endangered to vulnerable following bans on whaling while the Virunga mountain gorilla has moved from critically endangered to the lesser endangered category.

The East African , Kenya Dec 5, 2018

Uganda named among world’s 19 must-vist destinations

Where to find them in Uganda Uganda has two main places where these Mountain Gorillas may be seen, one is Mgahinga Gorilla Park; a stunning park and a component of the Virunga chain of towering volcanoes that extend into the DRC and Rwanda, and then in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Dec 5, 2018

Ranger, 2 civilians killed in DRC national park

A ranger and two civilians were shot dead during a confrontation in Virunga national park in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the park authority and local sources said on Thursday.

News 24 , South Africa Nov 29, 2018

Virunga National Park says ranger killed in militia attack

Virunga National Park said the situation has been stabilized and an investigation into Wednesday morning's attack has been opened.

News 24 , South Africa Nov 29, 2018

Why I Can’t Wait to Return to Nkuringo for Mountain Gorilla Trekking? – Red Pepper Uganda

It had lots of astonishing contrasts, sky blue freshwater lakes, rolling hills with dramatic summits, V-shaped valleys with meandering rivers, dense tropical rain forests and sky hugging volcanoes of Virunga region.

Red Pepper , Uganda Nov 28, 2018