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Virunga Foundation

The Virunga Foundation is a non-governmental organisation working in the field of nature conservation. Registered in London and funded by the European Union, it is focused on protecting the wildlife in Virunga National Park in partnership with the Democratic Republic of Congo's ICNN. Its name between 2005 and 2014 was African Conservation Fund.

Virunga Foundation
Founded20 October 2005
FocusNature conservation, biodiversity
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In 2017, the Virunga Foundation started a conservation project that targets the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), in which the Volcanoes National Park also participated.

The Virunga Foundation and Virunga National Park have faced criticism that their conservation efforts in the region have led to the "militarization of conservation" and further violence and dispossession faced by local Indigenous peoples. Communities, such as the Mbuti, which previously relied on the lands included in the park for food and shelter have been forced out, or risk being arrested or killed by armed park rangers.


Virunga Foundation
Virunga Foundation Language Watch Edit The Virunga Foundation is a non governmental organisation working in the field of nature conservation Registered in London 1 and funded by the European Union 2 it is focused on protecting the wildlife in Virunga National Park in partnership with the Democratic Republic of Congo s ICNN Its name between 2005 and 2014 was African Conservation Fund 1 Virunga FoundationFounded20 October 2005 1 FocusNature conservation biodiversityLocationDemocratic Republic of the Congo Contents 1 International Gorilla Conservation Programme 2 Controversy 3 See also 4 ReferencesInternational Gorilla Conservation Programme EditIn 2017 the Virunga Foundation started a conservation project that targets the mountain gorilla Gorilla beringei beringei in which the Volcanoes National Park also participated 3 Controversy EditThe Virunga Foundation and Virunga National Park have faced criticism that their conservation efforts in the region have led to the militarization of conservation and further violence and dispossession faced by local Indigenous peoples Communities such as the Mbuti which previously relied on the lands included in the park for food and shelter have been forced out or risk being arrested or killed by armed park rangers 2 See also EditWildlife of the Democratic Republic of the CongoReferences Edit a b c All about the Virunga Foundation a b Moloo Zahra 14 September 2014 Militarised Conservation Threatens DRC s Indigenous People Part 1 Inter Press Service Retrieved 4 January 2019 Virunga Mountain gorilla sanctuary under threat This article about an organization in Africa is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Virunga Foundation amp oldid 1000357637, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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