Category Archive: Virunga National Park

Sep 24

Happy World Gorilla Day!

Dian Fossey takes notes on Group 5, 1977. Photo Ian Redmond (low res)

Welcome to our new virtual Gorilla safari, launched to coincide with the first ever #WorldGorillaDay. September 24th 2017 has been designated the inaugural World Gorilla Day by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dian Fossey establishing the Karisoke Research Centre on this day in 1967. Click HERE or on either of …

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Oct 13

vEcoLive: Mountain Gorillas of the Virunga Volcanoes, Part 2

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Join host Ian Redmond for part two of our virtual voyage through the Virunga Volcanoes of East Africa, spectacular home to half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas! This week, we will take you behind-the-scenes of the world’s only orphanage for mountain gorillas, the Senkwekwe Centre, where you will meet André Bauma, one of the heroes …

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Oct 05

vEcoLive: Mountain Gorillas of the Virunga Volcanoes, Part 1

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Join host Ian Redmond on a virtual voyage through the Virunga Volcanoes of East Africa, spectacular home to half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas! The tour will trace the story of European interaction with these gentle giants, beginning with the dizzying heights of Mount Sabinyo, pausing in a misty glade to pay our respects at Dian Fossey’s grave, …

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Dec 24

Behind the scenes at the world’s only mountain gorilla orphanage

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Just in time for Christmas, the vEco team is delighted to bring you this three-panorama virtual tour of the world’s only mountain gorilla orphanage, the Senkwekwe Center located at the headquarters of the Virunga National Park in Rumangabo, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Dec 24

Don’t miss VIRUNGA, the movie!

Have you seen the oscar-nominated documentary VIRUNGA yet? You should! It is a film with the tense drama, tear-jerking emotion and spectacular imagery of a Hollywood blockbuster, but it is fact not fiction. It features the courageous men and women (and their families) that protect the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo …

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