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 NyamuragiraNyamuragira
or Nyamulagira,
active volcano (11,033 ft/3,058 m), S Virunga range, in E Congo (Kinshasa) near the Rwanda border, N of Lake Kivu and 15 mi (25 km) N of Goma, in S Virunga National Park.
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 (Nyamulagira). Much of the range is now administered as national park land. It is also called the Mfumbiro range.
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As a result of conservation efforts such as Kwita Izina, the population of the endangered mountain gorilla increased to 604 in 2016 in the Virunga Massif compared to 480 in 2010.
A selfie taken by a park ranger in Virunga National Park, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with two gorillas who appear to be posing for the camera went viral when they were posted online in April.
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The pair of primates were spotted gazing down the camera at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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As depicted in the Academy Award nominated documentary 'Virunga', the gorillas are under constant threat both from poachers and war.
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