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Virunga National Park, D.R.C. Africa ( & Oil ! )

VNPWe all know boundaries usually get ignored but , The WWF  http://www.wwf.org.uk has announced today that there is a push to begin drilling inside the V.N.P. which is a Unesco World Heritage site ( see my image above ). I have worked in this area for Fair trade/ Cafe-Direct and Volcano eco-safaris on a few occasions and also tracked the Mountain Gorillas there . The beauty of this part of the world is only describable for me in images,  it definitely has a real sense of ‘Origin of the Planet’ about it so it should be of very real concern to us all, if,  indeed this plan is allowed to go ahead.  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/01/congo-mountain-gorillas-virunga-wwf