A film about the urgent new threat to Virunga – Africa’s oldest national park.
Virunga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet. The Ugandan government has accepted bids for six oil blocks in the west of Uganda and plans to hand out licences soon. One is of particular concern: the Ngaji block. It covers Uganda’s half of Lake Edward and large parts of Queen Elizabeth National Park, immediately adjacent to Virunga. Any drilling here could threaten the park.
Virunga is a unique ecosystem of global significance which must be protected. Global Witness is calling for the Ngaji block to be removed from the bidding round and for UNESCO and the governments of Congo and Uganda to reach an agreement to prevent drilling in the Virunga area.
For more info: globalwitness.org/virunga
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