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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With an unprecedented surge of oil activity in this region, environmentalists vowed to "draw the line'' here in Virunga, Africa's oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, protected for its "outstanding universal value'' to all humankind.
Documentary Competition winners include Virunga by Orlando Von Einsiedel, which won the Black Pearl Award.
Eastern Congo's protected Virunga sanctuary is home to about a quarter of the world's critically endangered mountain gorillas.
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 director ofDemocratic Republic of Congo's Virunga Park -Africa's oldest national park -- survived an attack by unidentified gunmen while driving through the country's volatile eastern borderlands on Tuesday, a colleague said.
WWF presented a complaint in October saying that Soco's oil activity in Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, violated the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) business guidelines.
Other acts include Samba Mapangala and Orchestre Virunga.
I am personally extremely worried about the environmental impact of the massive oil discovery in Virunga National Park in Goma, Eastern DRC.
It is in the Virunga National Park, which is home to 200 of the world's 720 remaining mountain gorilla.
But around 90% of the charcoal comes from the Virunga National Park In DR Congo and this is now one of the biggest threats to the survival of gorillas.
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The group also took control of Virunga National Park - home to more than a quarter of the world's mountain gorillas - 5km away from the Rumangabo camp, officials said.