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Virunga National Park


Environment  (tags: Biodiversity )

Ben
- 1751 days ago - visitvirunga.org
Virunga National Park is a 7800 square kilometer World Heritage Site that lies on the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the oldest, most beautiful and most diverse national park on the African continent that and boasts savannas...



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Cher C (1427)
Monday November 4, 2013, 6:16 am


Thnx for posting hun!!


 

Ben O (141)
Monday November 4, 2013, 6:17 am
Virunga National Park is unique with its active chain of volcanoes and rich diversity of habitats that surpass those of any other African park. Its range contains an amalgamation of steppes, savannas and plains, marshlands, low altitude and afro-montane forest belts to unique afro-alpine vegetation and permanent glaciers and snow on Monts Rwenzori whose peaks culminate in 5000 m height. The property includes the spectacular massifs of Rwenzori and Virunga Mountains containing the two most active volcanoes of Africa. The wide diversity of habitats produces exceptional biodiversity, notably endemic species and rare and globally threatened species such as the mountain gorilla...
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/63
 

Kit B (276)
Monday November 4, 2013, 6:20 am

Thanks Ben for the interesting and informative article about this World Heritage site. As humans show little respect for their own surroundings, asking them to consider the loss another species seem all but fruitless.
 

Ben O (141)
Monday November 4, 2013, 6:22 am
DRAW THE LINE - Save Virunga National Park!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkdvzIheuJ8
 

Ben O (141)
Monday November 4, 2013, 6:28 am
Here's a Care2 petition "Save Endangered Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park":
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/760/159/725/save-endangered-mountain-gorillas-in-virunga-national-park/
 

Ben O (141)
Monday November 4, 2013, 6:31 am
Avaaz petition: "Stop oil exploration in Virunga National Park":
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_oil_exploration_in_Virunga_National_Park/?aLAWEeb
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 4, 2013, 6:41 am
I'd love to visit one day! Petition signed with hope.Thx Ben 4 the info.
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday November 4, 2013, 7:54 am
Signed & Noted, Thanks
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday November 4, 2013, 7:56 am
sorry, signed the partitions Ben listed
 

Teresa W (782)
Monday November 4, 2013, 8:30 am
thank you
 
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