Congolese government officials: Stop the Virunga National Park oil extraction
  • Petitioning Adolphe Muzito

This petition will be delivered to:

Prime Minister
Adolphe Muzito
Minister of the Interior General
Denis Kalume Numbi
Minister of Enironment, Nature & Tourism
M. José Endundo Bononge
Joseph Kabila

Congolese government officials: Stop the Virunga National Park oil extraction

    1. AELLA Team
    2. Petition by

      AELLA Team

      North Port, FL

Virunga National Park is home to a quarter of the world's mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, hippos, lions, forest elephants, okapi, and rare birds. It is one of Africa's most bio-diverse parks and is classified by the United Nations as a World Heritage Site.
The implications of the oil extraction will jeopardize countless lives; chimpanzees, gorillas, migratory bird species. We request that all animal and environmental activists take the initiative and stand behind the effort to persuade the Democratic Republic of Congo to stop these oil companies from defiling Virunga National Park.
This operation will have an extensive impact on the ecosystems of the Congo. Oil extraction will affect Lake Edward nesting birds, resident migrate mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and has the capacity to ruin many human lives. Countless species of flora, which are home to an incredibly diverse number of animal species will be at risk. The threat to Lake Edward, to which some 500,000 families rely on to survive, is quite palpable.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Suzanna McMahan RIDGELAND, MS
      • 11 days ago

      “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”

      ― Theodore Roosevelt

    • Wadih Nakhle HORNSBY, AUSTRALIA
      • 27 days ago

      The destruction of our remaining forests and the creatures that live in it is mindless. If this continues then the sustainability of life on this planet is limited.

    • will knocker NAIROBI KENYA, AL
      • about 1 month ago

      The Virunga NP is a World Heritage Site & should be protected as such.

    • paige jackson HOUSTON, TX
      • about 1 month ago


    • Margaret A Harris MOUND, MN
      • about 1 month ago

      Mother Earth & all that is living, is too sacred to destroy. There is new technology that will meet our needs without causing harm. We have many disasters worldwide caused by the harm of this horrible destruction. Spend the money for new technology, and save billions of lives! Is it not true that when new technology becomes widely used, it's cost effective? Take Spiritual action by doing the right thing. (Ethical responsibility has no bad karma.)


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