“This story was initially published as part of the The International People’s Platform for Climate Justice project”

Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet. It was classified in 1979 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site but has been at the crossroads of an intense conflict for oil, involving foreign fossil fuels interests, armed militia groups, and corrupted officials for almost a decade now.
The Park holds a special significance to the hundreds of thousands of people who depend on it for their livelihoods. It is also home to a multitude of Africa’s bird species, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, medicinal plants, and other rare and endangered species.
A strong movement is fiercely fighting to hold accountable those who profit from corporate greed and build a world that puts a livable planet and public interest first.
Watch the story of four activists who are speaking up and fighting to protect their home, for all of our futures:

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