DRC Civil Society: Survival of Communities in Virunga National Park is Non-Negotiable

SAVE VIRUNGA

Open Letter to His Excellency Mr. Prime Minister and Head of Government, Democratic Republic of Congo

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The civil society organizations working for the promotion and protection of the Environment and Human Rights in North Kivu (CREDDHO, FECOPEILE, IDPE, SOPR and CREF Network), in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, are grateful for the efforts that the Government is making for the restoration of peace in the North Kivu Province, and the recent launch of the operations against the FDLR “Sokola 2″ which are currently being carried out.

These organizations believe that the dismantling of this group will have positive effects on the security and stability of the area, the wildlife of Virunga National Park, including Lake Edward. This will impact positively on the development potential of eco-tourism and will improve the living conditions of local populations; it will also allow the operationalization of another model of development…

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