WWF celebrates a major victory in protecting Virunga National Park. Soco International PLC, the London-based multinational oil company, announced that it would end controversial oil exploration inside Virunga. Moreover, Soco has committed to stay out of all other World Heritage Sites around the globe.
More than 750,000 global activists -- including the more than 290,000 of you on Change.org -- joined WWF’s campaign that called on Soco to leave Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park. This victory is in no small part thanks to your strong support as well as the leadership of the US State Department and Members of Congress on this issue.