Donnerstag, 26. März 2015

Congo: Don't destroy a protected national park for oil!

Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa’s oldest and most biodiverse park - yet the government is allowing companies to look for oil in this precious site. In fact, a British oil company already finished a study of the area, including the home of the mountain gorillas, which can't be found anywhere else on the planet.
 
Congo: Don't destroy a protected national park for oil!
 
 

Manfred,
Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa’s oldest and most biodiverse park - but the government is opening the park up to companies that want to drill for oil. A British oil company has already finished a study of the area, including the home of the mountain gorillas, which can't be found anywhere else on the planet.
Virunga is truly one of the world’s most extraordinary natural places and home to dozens of endangered species. These animals don't deserve to lose their home because big oil companies want to increase profits.
The animals of Virunga Park have already suffered enough. For the past 20 years, armed conflict in the region and poaching have endangered the park's fragile ecosystem. Oil exploration and drilling will only cause more damage to this unique habitat.
The park is supposed to be protected under international law, but the Congolese government trying to get around the rules. They won't do the right thing and protect the park unless they get enough pressure from people all over the world. Sign the Care2 petition today urging Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo not to allow Virunga National Park to be destroyed by oil drilling!
Thank you,
Cate H.
The Care2 Petitions Team

 

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