NGOs Seek Oil Drilling Ban in Gorilla Park

International environment and rights groups launch a joint plea to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ugandan governments not to allow oil drilling in or around the Virunga National Park
 

International environment and rights groups have launched a joint plea to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ugandan governments not to allow oil drilling in or around the Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest wildlife reserve famed for its mountain gorillas.
 
British non-governmental organisation, Global Witness, says the appeal has been signed by some 60 groups - including Greenpeace, the African Wildlife Foundation and the Zoological Society of London - and urges the two countries as well as the United Nations cultural body United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation to take action.
 
In November 2015, the Congolese government said that seismic tests carried out by British oil company Soco in Virunga confirmed the presence of oil.
 
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Source: 
The Citizen

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