Virunga

Virunga

(vēro͝ong`gä), volcanic range of mountains, E Congo, N Rwanda, and SW Uganda, central Africa, NE of Lake Kivu. It extends along the eastern rim of the Great Rift ValleyGreat Rift Valley,
geological fault system of SW Asia and E Africa. It extends c.3,000 mi (4,830 km) from N Syria to central Mozambique. The northernmost extension runs S through Syria and Lebanon, the Jordan valley, the Dead Sea, and the Gulf of Aqaba.
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 and separates the basins of the Nile and Congo rivers. Karisimbi (14,786 ft/4,507 m) is the highest peak, and the range includes the active volcanoes NyiragongoNyiragongo
, active volcano (c.11,400 ft/3,475 m), S Virunga range, in E Congo near the Rwanda border, NE of Lake Kivu and 12 mi (19 km) N of Goma, in S Virunga National Park.
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 and Nyamuragira (Nyamulagira). Much of the range is now administered as national park land. It is also called the Mfumbiro range.
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So far, the partners have collected and served information from gravity and magnetic surveys on the norther part of the Block III area, outside the Virunga National Park.
DiCaprio has a track record of environmental documentaries including the 2014 films: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, and Virunga, about the battle to save the last of the world's mountain gorillas.
The provinces are part of the Great Lakes region and North Kivu contains the Virunga forest as well as volcanoes.
As the director of Virunga National Park in Congo, Emmanuel de Merode stands up for the preservation of biodiversity while also fighting against poverty, promoting peacekeeping and improving the living conditions of his staff and the population.
borders Virunga National Park and is closely located to the border
Grant was told he couldn't join the red carpet parade by "lesserknown" actors who appear in the documentary Virunga.
Documentary Competition winners include Virunga by Orlando Von Einsiedel, which won the Black Pearl Award.
Virunga National Park, a favourite among tourists, is located in this area.
Anna campaigned in the Mirror against oil exploration and went with daughter Gracie, eight, to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo to highlight the threat.
The Virunga mountains which straddle Rwanda, DRC and Uganda are the only place in the world where one can see the rare mountain gorillas, of which there are only around 950 left in the world.
Set on the slopes of the volcanic Virunga mountain range, which forms a border with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Volcanoes National Park is home to 18 semi-habituated mountain gorilla troops, with 10 of them available to visit.
The first is found on the Virunga mountains of thethree countries and the second in Bwindi Impenetrable national Park, Uganda.