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Petitioning Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito and 3 others

Congolese government officials: Stop the Virunga National Park oil extraction


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.

Letter to
Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito
Minister of the Interior General Denis Kalume Numbi
Minister of Enironment, Nature & Tourism M. José Endundo Bononge
and 1 other
President Joseph Kabila
Stop the Virunga National Park oil extraction

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.
Please consider the immense environmental repercussions that oil extraction has had on the environment. Look to the many devastating oil spills that have occurred around the world. The Congo is a lush Eden for biodiversity. We ask that it stays this way, for the planet and all life. Please reconsider the action to extract oil from the park.
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Sincerely,