Conservation

Virunga National Park

Gorilla.cd is an organisation dedicated to supporting the rangers of Virunga National Park, who risk their lives on a daily basis to protect the park's critically-endangered mountain gorillas and other threatened wildlife. Gorilla.cd is the Internet face of the Virunga Fund, which is a registered charity founded by Dr. Emmanuel de Merode, Chief Warden of Virunga National Park. African Conservation Fund (ACF), a non-profit charity designed specifically to support and fund the work in the Park, sponsors both bodies. This world heritage site, with its amazing wildlife, continues to endure poaching, civil war and human encroachment. De Merode and his team of rangers have protected Virunga through intense periods of conflict, and tragically, are doing just that now as the M23 war engulfs the park. Over the last 20 years more than 150 rangers have been killed whilst protecting the park and the gorillas.

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