Near Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, hydroelectric power plants provide electricity that could guard against deforestation and revitalize the war-torn country. The article explains how the the hydroelectric power plant can save the park. - Amy Yee 8/30/17
Virunga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most biologically diverse protected areas on the planet. Virunga is home to about a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas. Poaching caused a lot of outrage in Virunga. A large amount of the animal population has been decreased. That has decreased creased the amount of income quite a bit. They have many websites to help donate money to the park and make it safer. Now the park is back in the hands of the ICCN and enjoying the greatest resurgence of tourism and development in its history.
The latest Tweets from Virunga NationalPark (@gorillacd). Virunga National Park is Africa’s oldest national park and is also the continent’s most biologically diverse protected area. Democratic Republic. It says on the twitter that the Congo needs help with money because they are still a developing country. The twitter states many things about how Virunga is doing and developing from day to day posting, like "Emmanuel de Merode writes about the work being done in Virunga to end wildlife crime through development."
Emmanuel de Merode -- anthropologist, Belgian prince and chief warden of the Virunga National Park -- has dedicated his life to the rich wildlife found within the precious and contentious national park. De Merode states that " All the money is lost in transport, and none of it is retained for the people of the Congo, and so really that's what we need to turn around. To be able to do it, the key is electricity." He is trying to say that the Congo needs money to be able to track the money that they are trying to transport. He also says that they could improve immensely if they have the money.