Stop Big Oil destruction of African wildlife


This video is called Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park in Congo.

From WWF:

Urgent: help stop oil exploration inside one of Africa’s most iconic national parks

Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Virunga National Park is Africa’s oldest national park, one of the few places in the world where gorilla populations are not in steep decline.

The area hosts an incredibly rich biodiversity, including: chimpanzees, hippos, elephants and other rare species.

Yet, several companies plan to explore for oil inside the park, including the UK based companies SOCO and Dominion, posing a threat to the area’s sensitive balance. If the project goes forward, it will threaten Virunga’s wildlife and jeopardise decades of costly conservation work.

We urgently need your help to convince these companies to abandon their planned operations inside the Park!

Please, take a minute to sign the petition: here.

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 17, 2011 (ENS) – The DR Congo government has put the brakes on oil exploration activities in Virunga National Park, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site inhabited by some the last endangered mountain gorillas in the world: here.

WWF on this: here.

British oil firm Soco is not welcome in Africa’s oldest national park, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced on Thursday: here.

USA: Alleged deficit hawks surrender billions in revenue to oil companies: here.

February 2011: Colossal deep-sea gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean’s Levant Sea are causing a scramble to start drilling – while concerns for irreversible damage to outstanding marine biodiversity, as well as legally binding restrictions on deep-sea exploitation, are being ignored: here.

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