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King Kong in Mist

A warm African night. Dark. Wild. The superheated crater of lava colored the low clouds purple. Upon us is the entrance to the oldest national park in Africa. Virunga. Congo. It consists of eight volcanoes and is under UNESCO protection as a world heritage site. Six volcanoes are dormant, while the other two might see new eruptions. Nyamulagira is ...

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Gorillas in mist

Virunga National Park is one of the last sanctuaries of the mountain gorilla. However, due to illegal lumbering and poaching due to the arrival of refugees during the civil war in DR Congo, the park was enlisted in one of the endangered World Heritage Sites. Over the last ten years more than 120 gamewardens were killed while trying to ...

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