Virunga, Africa’s oldest and most biodiverse national park, has been on the World Heritage in Danger list since 1994. It is under threat from the explorations of oil and gas companies, most recently UK-based energy company SOCO.
For this, our first campaign with WWF International, the goal was simple: stop SOCO exploring Virunga. To do that, we needed people power. Our campaign simplified the story, raised awareness of the issues, and ultimately gained signatures for an online petition.
This campaign was the largest cross-network campaign for WWF International. It generated over 700,000 signatures globally and SOCO has committed to end its oil exploration operations in Virunga.