Environment

New Troubles at the Gates of Virunga

By | 2017-09-03T23:09:18+03:00 April 29th, 2014|Conservation, Environment, News, Parks and Reserves|

Oil exploration could be devastating to Africa's most iconic national park -- and its people. The British company SOCO International has recently begun surveying for oil in Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Africa's eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga is home to a significant portion of the world's roughly 880

Melting away: Vanishing ice warning for ‘Africa’s Alps’, the Rwenzori Mountains

By | 2017-09-03T13:15:10+03:00 March 5th, 2014|Conservation, Environment, News, Parks and Reserves, Research and Monitoring, Wildlife and Nature|

Ice on the Rwenzori mountain range is melting at "disturbing" rates, and within two decades Africa's equatorial peaks will be bare rock. At 5 109m, the jagged peak of Mount Stanley of the dramatic Rwenzori mountain range is the third highest mountain in Africa. In swirling snow, John Medenge prods a thin ice bridge over