A new film about Africa s embattled Virunga National Park debuts just days after the parks director was shot by gunmen.  Virunga National Park is an amazing, irreplaceable place. Nearly 2 million acres of forests, swamps, savannas and snowfields sprawl over ancient mountains and active volcanoes, teeming with iconic wildlife like chimpanzees, lowland gorillas and about 25 percent of Earth's wild mountain gorillas.

A new film about Africa s embattled Virunga National Park debuts just days after the parks director was shot by gunmen. Virunga National Park is an amazing, irreplaceable place. Nearly 2 million acres of forests, swamps, savannas and snowfields sprawl over ancient mountains and active volcanoes, teeming with iconic wildlife like chimpanzees, lowland gorillas and about 25 percent of Earth's wild mountain gorillas.

Hundreds of thousands of people call Virunga National Park home and rely on it for their livelihoods. By drilling for oil, Soco could put all of that at risk, and provide very few benefits for local communities. #SOSVirunga

Hundreds of thousands of people call Virunga National Park home and rely on it for their livelihoods. By drilling for oil, Soco could put all of that at risk, and provide very few benefits for local communities. #SOSVirunga

DRAW THE LINE Keep oil exploration out of Africa's oldest national park Virunga where the gorillas live. We need to keep an oil company, Soco International PLC (Soco), out of the park and stop it from exploring for oil.    http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/congo_basin_forests/problems/oil_extraction/draw_the_line_pledge.cfm?src=virunga_source=WWF+International_campaign=b11f59237e-draw_the_line_Save_Virunga_medium=email_term=0_61baba9791-b11f59237e-291535937

DRAW THE LINE Keep oil exploration out of Africa's oldest national park Virunga where the gorillas live. We need to keep an oil company, Soco International PLC (Soco), out of the park and stop it from exploring for oil. http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/congo_basin_forests/problems/oil_extraction/draw_the_line_pledge.cfm?src=virunga_source=WWF+International_campaign=b11f59237e-draw_the_line_Save_Virunga_medium=email_term=0_61baba9791-b11f59237e-291535937

One upon a forest - a must see film. The link for the pin is broken, but the film has a webpage here http://www.wildbunch.biz/films/once_upon_a_forest.

One upon a forest - a must see film. The link for the pin is broken, but the film has a webpage here http://www.wildbunch.biz/films/once_upon_a_forest.

Congo: A Congolese soldier at the Virunga national park looks into a boiling lava lake in the crater of the Nyiragongo volcano  Photograph: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters

Congo: A Congolese soldier at the Virunga national park looks into a boiling lava lake in the crater of the Nyiragongo volcano Photograph: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters

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Saving Sharks with Satellites. Sharks are one of the most feared, yet imperiled creatures on our planet. We plan to tag and track threatened sharks with custom-designed satellite tags in order to identify their ‘hot spots’ for mating, feeding, and pupping, with the purpose of establishing effective protection at these critical sites. To support the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, please visit: www.rjd.miami.edu or email AdoptAShark@gmail.com to donate. ----------------- Video By…

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