Pledge to help stop oil exploration inside one of Africa's most iconic national parks
- Democratic Republic of the Congo's Virunga National Park is one of the one of the oldest national parks in the world. Located along the Albertine Rift, the incredible diversity of environments run from the steep slopes of the Ruwenzori mountains to the volcanoes of the Virunga Massif.
But several companies plan to explore for oil inside the park, including the UK based companies SOCO and Dominion, posing a threat to the area's sensitive balance. The World Heritage Committee has recently expressed its "deep concern with regard to the envisaged oil prospecting projects overlapping the property."
Pledge Now: Urge these companies to halt plans that would jeopardize decades of costly and vital conservation work.
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