Virunga Crisis – Saving Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo

Welcome to Virunga National Park a World Heritage Site in Central Africa and bordering with two East African countries (Uganda and Rwanda) where you find other Virunga mountains like Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Volcanoes National Park respectively.

Virunga National Park is truly the crown jewel of Africa’s national parks. The park contains over 50% of sub-Saharan Africa’s biodiversity and is home to about 200 of the earth’s last 720 critically endangered mountain gorillas. Virunga is the oldest national park in the Africa. Despite this, the forests and amazing animals of the park, most notably the mountain gorilla, are in a desperate fight for their survival.

Join us to Fight and Save the Mountain Gorillas

Virunga National Park may seem like a world away, but you can help save its last mountain gorillas and other amazing treasures right from where you are sitting. Without the help of people like you, the gentle mountain gorillas of the park will be lost forever, and that time is drawing near. This is your chance to help protect them – right here, right now. Join our team now by supporting some of the environmental conservation awareness that are done by the Virunga Foundation in the park and one of them is the Congo Hounds campaign where the trained breed dogs and rangers are deployed to hunt down the poachers!

The blog news on this site are written by the local tour operators promoting tourism in Virunga National Park, and by others who are active in running programs on the ground in the park. If you have followed the blog for long, you’re probably familiar with many of the key contributors here. And so many international news papers do help in written piece of articles and distributed online to entire world to know what is happening in this oldest park.

Therefore, if you want to get the latest Virunga news about the saving of the Virunga National Park and its mountain gorillas, mount Nyiragongo and other biodiversity species and you want to take part in this great campaign for the good of this park, we welcome you and with any assistance that you contribute the park will maintain it is vicinity resources.

Who We Are

The Virunga Crisis is a privately managed website by an Eco Tour and Travel Company in Africa with wide team of tourism professionals customizing Congo safari tours and at the same time advocating for biodiversity conservation in Virunga National Park and the entire country and other regions of Africa.

Be part of the Virunga Crisis community and our site brings together all the people committed to saving Virunga National Park and its critically endangered mountain gorillas and other fragile biodiversity. Here you find Eco Tour companies offering Congo safari tours in Virunga National Park in line with the protection of flora and fauna. More so several conservation organizations like World Wide Fund, Mountain Gorilla Conservation Programme, Gorilla Doctors among others do support the conservation work and needs of the rangers in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

We are the individuals and the organizations from across the globe who support Virunga National Park and wish to preserve this vast area for the generations to come.

How You Can Join the Team

There are three ways that you can become part of Virunga Crisis and join the fight to protect the park:

  • Become a Friend of Virungacrisis.org and always visit the blog news, leave comments, and most importantly, spread the word.
  • Become a Donor – Contribute funds to protecting Virunga’s mountain gorillas and other wildlife.
  • Become a Campaigner – Take a big stand for the mountain gorillas and Virunga National Park.
  • Put on a benefit like join our Congo safari tours lead by conservation tour leader!
  • Get people to sponsor you in a race that is always organized by the Virunga Foundation in the world!
  • Get sponsored to climb a mountain Nyiragongo and take a campaign video and photos!
  • Organize an event in your home country!
  • Get your company to include the park in its charitable giving program!