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andy_travel.com.ua

Угандійські корови . . . . #uganda #cows #kisoro #africa #virunga

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andy_travel.com.ua

Зірвали уроки в школі в угандійському селі)) . . . . #uganda #kisoro #virunga #africa

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solvstrom

Widow of a fallen ranger in Virunga National Park.

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slow_cyclist

Up close and personal with a mountain gorilla #rwanda #theslowcyclist

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martincassidyphotography

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virungashop

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muzungu.travel

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thomaskick_music

A Silverback Gorilla in the forest. I took this picture in 2013 inside the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Violence, war and economical interests are slowly killing the most beautiful and clever land creature on earth. Their wise look and their incredible intelligence, their strength and emotive power are the quality that we are missing as human beings in 2018. Gorillas are the guardian of our lost knowledge and values. Gorillas are us when we hadn't lost the respect for the nature and for our real nature. Be like a Gorilla and never forget who you are. Save yourselves, save Gorillas. https://m.mixcloud.com/Thomaskickmusic/i-will-never-lose-myself-again/ #save #savegorillas #volcanoesnationalpark #gorilla #wise #wild #violence #rwanda #congo #virunga #animals #swahili #nature #wildlife #traveller #africa #forest #uganda #rangers #throwback #tbt #memories #silverback #silverbackgorilla #ruhengeri #mixcloud #thomaskick #thomaskickmusic

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virungashop

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jeanmarie.photography

When is your last visit to @volcanoespark ? Or you haven’t been here!! There are many reasons to be visit #rwanda including tracking #goldenmonkeys in there natural habitat. Check @visitrwanda_now for more updates and places to go while in #Rwanda. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #visitrwanda #rwanda #updates #naturephotography #travel #adventure #virunga #africa #golden #monkey #mountains #loveit #adventure #nationalpark #follow #followformore #primate #news #picofday

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lavieafond

Nyrangongo volcano within the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo near Goma. Just over the border from Rwanda and Uganda in the Virunga Mountains where the endangered mountain gorillas live. After a magical experience with the DRC gorillas, we couldn’t help but be drawn by the possibility to hike to the rim of Nyrangongo and spend the night next to our planet’s largest active lava lake. A Nyrangongo eruption destroyed 15% of Goma in 2002 and remains an active threat to the region. The hike was very hard starting at 1999 m (6500 ft) and summiting at 3470 m (11,400 ft) - 1470 m elevation gain in a mere 8 km (5 miles) on sharp, wet lava rock!! But the reward was one of the most epic travel adventures of my many epic travel adventures. The sound of the lava lake exploding and churning just below us, the power of the earth’s insides bubbling out into the crater, the smell of the sulphur, the exposure of the lean-to tents where we spent the night, the new fissure that had just opened up the week before and the speculation of our guides that it could ‘go’ at any time, the very intense lightening and thunder storm that raged all night, and the intense cold air at 11,000 feet. During the hike, the joy of the rangers jamming to Stromae on their phone speakers with my husband singing along, the intensity of hearing gunshots as we struggled through the sharp lava rock trail (they claimed it was over the border in Uganda), seeing local women carrying very large buckets of water on their heads and zipping past us (!) with only flip-flops on their feet. A note for the brave and dedicated rangers of Virunga National Park who risk their lives every day to guard this national treasure - both the gorilla habitat and the rest of this historic and important park. Many tragically lose their lives each year. I hope our visit helped celebrate your mission and helped bring needed money to contribute to an alternate financial success for DRC and the Goma region.

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gorillasocks

There are two species of #gorillas - eastern and western. Each of these is divided into two subspecies - eastern lowland and mountain (eastern) and western lowland and cross river (western). The two species live in central Africa, separated by a vast swathe of rainforest. 🦍❤️ #savinggorillas @gorillasocks 📸 @jogiphotographer [www.gorilla-socks.com]

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adamkieferphoto

Ranger Patrick Bolonya Night Patrol Atop Mount Nyiragongo, Virunga Nat’l Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. I have known Patrick for almost 5 years, and it was a real privilege to accompany him to stay overnight at the summit of Africa’s most active volcano. His job remains one of the most challenging in the conservation world.

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petrs001

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virungashop

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rueben_stylz6

This is #sabinyo mountain found in the greater #virunga now 2years since i hiked it, use it as the wallpaper for mlwork PC,

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kissaco_kissacolabo

・ ・DRC VIRUNGA ヴィルンガ ・CONGO コンゴ民主共和国 ・ ・ 麻袋はコンゴ民主共和国の国章を元にデザインされたものかと思われます。🐯 ・ 旧国名は「ザイール」で、1997年に「コンゴ民主共和国」となりました。隣国の「コンゴ共和国」とはまた別の国です。 国土は世界でも11位という広大な面積をもつ国家で、同じくコーヒー豆の生産国として有名な「ルワンダ」の国土の90倍もあります。 世界トップクラスの鉱物資源国ですが、紛争が絶えず、国内の不安定化の要因ともなっています。 昔から子供たちは学校でコンゴには4つのゴールドがあると教えられています。 イエローゴールド(金 属)、ブラウンゴールド(オイル)、ホワイトゴールド(綿花)、グリーンゴールド(コーヒー)であると。 今、コーヒーの力が人々の暮らしを変えようとして います。

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amivitale

Gorillas from the Muhoza group are viewed in Volcanoes National Park, home to five of the eight volcanoes in the thickly forested Virunga Mountains — Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo. Hikers are permitted to track 12 of the 20 gorilla families that inhabit Volcanoes - Rwanda is one of the few places in the world to see mountain gorillas in the wild. An hours-long trek up Mount Karisimbi, through mud and jungle, offers visitors the rare chance to observe the highly endangered primates. I photographed this moving story of hope and resilience for AFAR Magazine. It's on newsstands now in the July/August 2018 issue and explores Rwanda’s efforts to renew and reestablish itself in the decades following the 1994 genocide or you can read online at bit.ly/AfarRwanda @afarmedia #rwanda #virunga #volcanoesnationalpark #everydayafrica #mountaingorilla #silverbackgorillas #photooftheday #conservation #savetheplanet #gorillas #traveldeeper #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #photojournalism #amivitale @nikonusa @thephotosociety @synology.official #Synology #backup #NetworkAttachedStorage #NAS

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batisteryckaert

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david_j._richalet_photographe

République Démocratique du Congo, la recherche de l'eau potable. #nikon #RDC #Bukima #Virunga #grotte #volcan #eau #water

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cultus4life

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chantalvalerie

|| M O U N T A I N G O R I L L A || The Virunga National Park contains the greatest biodiversity of any protected area in Africa. Established in 1925 by King Albert I of Belgium, and thus formerly known as Albert National Park, Virunga was Africa’s first national park and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for almost 40 years. And that level of protection, as well as the dedicated effort of the park’s rangers, has paid off. More species of birds, reptiles and mammals can be found in Virunga than in any other African national park. And while it provides a safe area for forest elephants, okapi, giraffes and buffalos- to name but a few, it is the mountain gorillas which are the park’s heart and soul. With only 880 mountain gorillas left in the wild (about a quarter of which can be found at Virunga), this species is in dire trouble. While conservation efforts have led to a population increase, the remaining mountain gorillas are nowhere near safe. Inhabiting an area prone to human conflict, gorillas have been caught in the crossfire for decades. They have seen civil wars sweeping through their forest as well as having been deliberately killed by those hoping their absence might lift the protection of this 7.800 square km piece of land. The most recent threat to these gentle and shy creatures (and Virunga’s wildlife at large) comes directly from the Congolese government which is preparing plans to declassify 21.5 % of this World Heritage Site in order to open up parts of Virunga to oil exploration. I know that Africa might seem like a long way away for some of you, but I think that the name ‘WORLD HERITAGE SITE’ says it all- these are places we should all treasure and their protection should matter to all of us. If you wish to find out more about @virunganationalpark and the lives of the amazing rangers who put their lives on the line to protect the park and its wildlife, particularly the mountain gorillas, I recommend you watch the TedX talk by the park’s director @emmanueldemerode or check out the 2014 documentary, Virunga, on @netflix. You can also go to savevirunga.com to find out more or virunga.org to make a donation.

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vincentbosie

Thoughtful young mountain gorilla in Virunga National park shot on film  #moutaingorilla #gorilla #congo #africa #virunga #adventure #wildlife

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vincentbosie

shot of silverback mountain gorilla in the wild having a back scratch #mountaingorilla  #silverback #congo #virunga #film #adventure #wildlife

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vincentbosie

flashback to being face to face with amazing adult female mountain gorilla in the wild #mountaingorilla #congo #virunga #film #adventure #wildlife

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virungashop

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jirinka.s

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tomek_larek

Virunga - another place on earth destroyed by our civilizations. And my big dream to see mountain gorillas and help them somehow. Sunday morning sketch on iPad with lots of thinking #mountaingorilla #gorilla #gorillaportrait #virunga #virunganationalpark #characterdesign #ipadsketch #procreate4_1 #procreatesketch #morningsketch #helpvirunga #animalillustration #workinprogress

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anynavratil

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_djaale_

One of the best ways to start the week. Get up and admire the beauty of nature😍, the mountain range of virunga⛰⛰. 🇷🇼 📸 by @corrine_t L'une des plus belles façon de débuter la semaine. Se lever et admirer la beauté de la nature😍, la chaine de montagne des virunga⛰⛰. 🇷🇼 #thisisafrica #rwanda #djaale #visitafrica #morning #travel #vacation #holidays #instatravel #africa #nature #mountains #eastafrica #adventure #virunga #journey #travelgram #trip #beautifuldestinations #exploremore

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bylelesfotografia

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bylelesfotografia

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blogbeautybyk

V krabici jsme si odnesli samé dobroty: Mega avokádo Výborné mango Jackfruit (Chlebovník) Baby banany Lesní mučenky Sušené banány, co chutnají jako chipsy Sušený jackfruit Sušené baby banany Čerstvou kurkumu na strouhání A ochutnali jsme: Grilovany banán Guakamole Grilovany ananas Čerstvou třtinovou šťávu se zázvorem Odcházela jsem naprosto nadšená, takže už teď se těším na další akci. Děkujeme @virunga.cz #virunga #ochutnejafriku #olomouc #prijdemezase #vsevyborne

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blogbeautybyk

Limetky z Afriky nepotřebují žádný insta filtr. #krasa #prirodakouzli #limetka #virunga

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blogbeautybyk

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blogbeautybyk

Dnes jsme v Olomouci navštívili skvělou akci Ochutnej Afriku a opravdu jsme ji ochutnali! Odchazela jsem naprosto nadšená. Na fotce je čerstvá šťáva z cukrové třtiny se zázvorem. Děkujeme @virunga.cz a těšíme se na další setkání! PS: NEBUĎ LABUŤ, BUĎ EXOT #ochutnejafriku #ovice #cukrovatrtina #cerstvastava #virunga #nebudlabut #budexot

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katakrupasova

Dvě sestřičky si spolu konečně udělaly pěkný odpoledne a šly ochutnávat Africký ovoce 😋😊 #virunga #klidvruchu #africafruit #nebuďlabuťbuďexot #ochutnejafriku #olomouc

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planeticketaway

This is the view from the top of Nyiragongo volcano looking down to an old volcanic crater and Goma in the distance. Easily hike-able in one day, there are little huts to stay in right on the edge of the crater. Unfortunately the Virunga national park in DR Congo is now closed to visitors until 2019. #vacation #virunga #volcano #nyiragongo #goma #africa #drcongo #photography #photographer #planeticketaway #holiday #vlogger #vlog #blog #backpacking #backpacker #adventure #instapic #instaphoto #instagood #instatravel #instagramers #travel #traveller #travelling #travelphotography #travelpic

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andy_travel.com.ua

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adahmed2017

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adia_chalca

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bylelesfotografia

Si tuviera que quedarme con una foto que resuma estas últimas semanas, sería está. No es espectacular, ni con una gran técnica, pero la imagen, ver a Ebo abrazando a Pepe y recordar que Mbeli ya no está, lo dice todo. Esa mirada perdida. Esos brazos que acogen al pequeño Pepe, pero que parecen acurrucar a MBeli, me han puesto los pelos de punta, he recordado lo que se sufre cuando alguien a quien quieres ya no está y no importa que seas humano o animal. El dolor no discrimina , sólo actúa. Sentimientos a flor de piel. Sensaciones que no distinguen. #proyectofotografia2018 #humanonohumanos #bioparc #valencia #byleles #virunga #mbeli #ebo #pepe #ali #nalani #fossey #mambi #gorilaoccidentaldecosta

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luckafit24

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virungaprograms

Global Demand for Timber is threatening Congo Rainforest even trees can be Endangered species don't think of only the large animals please help us to save Africa's oldest national park #conservationist #animals #trees #travelblogger #travelblog #nationalgeographic #nature #geography #cute #saveourplanet #save #swag #followforfollowback #followme #follow #tagus #TagsForLikes #virungaprograms #virunga www.virungaprograms.com

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trisstaniczkova

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pavcafeledikova

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michalmiltak

Hmm Afrika, tak tam jsem taky ještě nebyl. #virunga #exoticfruit #klidvruchu #cukrovatrtina

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planeticketaway

A mountain gorilla in north west Rwanda. The Virunga mountains national park straddle Rwanda, DR Congo and Uganda. There are several groups that have been habituated to humans, your park ranger will assign you to a group, but you can ask for a particular group if you wish. Make sure to employ a local villager as your porter, even if you don’t really need one. Ensuring the local people benefit from the gorillas gives reason for the locals to help protect them. #rwanda #visitrwanda #virunga #virunganationalpark #mountaingorilla #gorilla #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeonearth #wwf #travel #traveller #travelling #travelpic #travelphotography #photography #photographer #planeticketaway #africa #vacation #holiday #backpacker #backpacking #blog #blogger #instaphoto #instapic #instagramers #instagood #instatravel

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longstoryshorthostel

Exotic frozen margarita is waiting for you 🤗 🍹 Made from fresh produce straight from Uganda supplied by our friends @virunga.cz The best African market happening right now at our next door neighbors @letnikinoolomouc From 2pm get ready for live reggae at our terrace 🎶🎵 Make sure you stop by to try our fried jackfruit tacos and Virunga dessert with jackfruit, fried yuca, dulce de leche and passion fruit. We’re ready for ya ❤️☀️❤️☀️ / Exotická ledová margarita čeká právě na vás 🤗🍹 Vyrobena z čerstvého exotického ovoce od našich kámošů @virunga.cz kteří právě teď pořádají ten nejlepší africkej trh u našich sousedů @letnikinoolomouc Od 14.00 se u nás můžete těšit na live reggae djs, tak doražte ochutnat třeba tacos s grilovaným jackfruitem a nebo unikátní Virunga dezert s grilovanou yucou obalenou v kešu, dulce de leche krémem, mučenkou a jackfruitem. Těšíme se na vás ❤️☀️❤️☀️ • • #exotic #menu #virunga #reggae #djs #rightbackatya #comechillwithus #sundayvibes #sunnyday #foodporn #yougottotrythis #comegetsome #frozenmargarita #summerterrace #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #discovering #africa #thisiswhereitsat #olomouc #olomouc_city #hostellife #lsshostel #czechrepublic #meettheworld

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gemini2221

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themuslimmzungu

Traveling is not only about pushing the boundaries of our cultural horizon, but also about testing the limits of our body and mind. After a year and nine months of being cooped up in the library writing my PhD, I thought there was no better treat for myself than a laborious hike to the crater lake of Mount Bisoke, in the Virunga National Park of Rwanda, when I was in East Africa last summer. Being new to volcano-trekking, I naturally opted for the smallest and most doable of the three volcanoes, but this was still one heck of a climb — especially for someone who admittedly is not particularly athletic and maintains zero interest and involvement in sports. Almost four hours of climbing through the thick jungle and a near-encounter with a gorilla later, we finally reached the crater lake at the top, which to our frustration had sneakily concealed itself behind a dense curtain of mist and fog. I was too knackered to care; I lied spread-eagled on the grass and laid my body to rest, while my hiking mates casually chatted and got their sandwiches out as if our ascent had been but a walk in the park. During the descent, the stinging nettles were less merciful, and I could also begin to feel the chills of an oncoming fever, possibly from days of accumulating exhaustion. Just before we rejoined civilization, we were treated to the sight of a family of unhabilitated golden monkeys, which was a nice consolation from the mountain. When I got to my Airbnb, I crashed and slept the sleep of the dead. We didn’t get to see the crater lake, but I think the only thing better than the view from the top is the satisfying knowledge that your very own footsteps have graced the crown of the mountain ⛰ #rwanda #bisoke #mountbisoke #volcanotrekking #virunga #musanze #ruhengeri #eastafrica #travel #nature #hiking #outdoors #travelphotography #gorilla #goldenmonkeys #wildlife #womenwhoexplore #hijabitraveller #solofemaletraveler #muslimtravelers #hijabi #discover #photooftheday #blackandwhite #pushinglimits #challengeyourself #airbnblife #phdlife #anthropologist #womeninacademia

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janboruvka

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kate.hanakova77

#dobroty #naodpoledne #virunga # pro Natalie😘jak se neplytva na WC.. super🤗🤗🤗.

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muzungu.travel

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wildlifeadventures1193

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bylelesfotografia

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eve_damas

"All the world is birthday cake so take a piece but not too much." by the Beatles. | That song came to mind when driving through the breathtaking Rwindi Plains in #Virunga #NationalPark, May 2016. It comes to mind still. #oneplanet #noplanb #tb #conservation #memories #drc #northkivu

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jayruston

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pietrodeangelis73

"Ian trovò il corpo mutilato di Digit, giacente in una pozza di sangue su del fogliame pestato. La testa e le mani erano state mozzate. Il corpo portava tracce di molti colpi di lancia. Mi sentii come amputata di una parte di me stessa. Il pensiero dell'angoscia, della sofferenza e della consapevolezza che forse aveva avuto della crudeltà umana mi chiudevano il cuore" - Dian Fossey, Gorilla nella nebbia #dianfossey #digit #digitfund #karisokeresearchcenter #virunga

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bylelesfotografia

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gorillasocks

A study in 2012 on captive populations revealed that female western lowland #gorillas use a type of ‘baby talk’ to communicate with their babies. Scientists observed that mothers used more tactile and more repetitive gestures with their young than with other adults. 🦍❤️ #savinggorillas @gorillasocks 📸 @rkissick13 [www.gorilla-socks.com]

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hilde.lonnestad

Virunga National Park, with a volcanic heart. The world's biggest lava lake. Home to the endangered mountain gorilla and other endemic species. Now opened to oil mining since the park had to close for tourists in May.. What a sad, sad world. I have no words.🌍❤🌍❤ #virunga #virunganationalpark #gorilla #mountaingorilla #endangered #animals #nature #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #planetearth

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janboruvka

@leonardodicaprio @virungamovie #virunga #inteligenteanimals #saveanimals #greatapes #animaljusticeproject #animalsrights 👆👌Leonardo DiCaprio opposed the oil project at Virunga Park🌲🌳💚

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tropicairkenya

Mount #Muhavura - one of the 8 mountains of the #Virunga range that run through Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. The only habitat for the Mountain Gorilla. What a privilege to be here! #pearlofafrica #ugandabyhelicopter 🦍

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virungaprograms

CHINA _DRC wildlife export deal off after worldwide pressure !!!!the proposed deal between Democratic republic of Congo and China where a number of wildlife from DRC were to be taken to Two Chinese Zoos has been called off...... #conservationist #congolese #cute #our #planetfitness #planetarium #gorillas #go #g #nationalgeographic #bbc #animallovers #animals #a #animales #followme #follow #followforfollowback #tagus #tagsomeone #tag #virungaprograms #virunga

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empiricaltourandtravel

Mountains,places of relaxation, I can't wait to return back there.Do like hiking,reaching on the top of mountains, enjoying the beauty of scenery and other beauty of the areas?Reach out and live your life you deserve. #mountain #virunga #landscape #hikingadventures #volcanos #scenery_lovers

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virungashop

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jdm_marketing

WORLD CHIMPANZEE DAY!!!! Repost from the lovely @cacao_kate - It’s been an utter privilege to have shared almost 3 years living among our closest relatives in the wild in Tanzania and the DRC. Everyday was a revelation learning something new from these complex, intelligent beings. Their societies aren’t far from us at all, if anything, we should take from them the respect they have for their environment and recognise that we are all connected. These are the lucky ones protected by conservation groups, National Parks and groups of dedicated individuals. However, habitat loss, poaching, illegal pet trade, bushmeat, entertainment and medical research are continuing to endanger their existence in the wild and cause immense suffering for the unlucky, unprotected ones. Thank you to all who work with unending passion to help protect, conserve and care for this precious, important species we share the planet with. 💚🙏🏼💚 #worldchimpanzeeday #chimpanzee #love #respect #cousins #wild #conservation #mahalenationalpark #nomadtanzania #virunganationalpark #virunga #rangers #antipoaching @lwirocrpl @i7saso @mwiga_mambo @butati.nyundo @anthonycaere @virunganationalpark @nomadtanzania

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amormaclang

It’s good to be around things bigger than yourself. . . The experience with the #toki or whale sharks is utterly moving and can compare with some of the top animal encounters I have had in the world, from seeing a school of devil rays in the Galapagos *flying* or the recent gorilla encounter in the #Virunga in the DRC- Rwanda - Uganda range , the marine preservation group LAMAVE that works closely on the protection of Large Marine Vertebrates cites the Philippines as one of the few areas where the whale shark can be seen year round. This could very well make us as the whale shark capital of the world! . . . A debate though continues over the impact of boatmen handfeeding krill or shrimplike crustaceans to whale sharks to draw them closer to the shores of barangay Tan-awan in Oslob where the town has a thriving whale shark watching tourism program. . . Will be writing more on this in my column in #TheTourismAdvocate in the leading business newspaper in the Philippines, #BusinessMirror. . . As a tourism planner and destination branding strategist, we must work together to find a healthy balance between nature and the community’s interest. . . #LAMAVE #butanding #whaleshark #oslob #sumilon #cebu #destinationbranding #AmorLoves #Tourism

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cacao_kate

WORLD CHIMPANZEE DAY!!!! It’s been an utter privilege to have shared almost 3 years living among our closest relatives in the wild in Tanzania and the DRC. Everyday was a revelation learning something new from these complex, intelligent beings. Their societies aren’t far from us at all, if anything, we should take from them the respect they have for their environment and recognise that we are all connected. These are the lucky ones protected by conservation groups, National Parks and groups of dedicated individuals. However, habitat loss, poaching, illegal pet trade, bushmeat, entertainment and medical research are continuing to endanger their existence in the wild and cause immense suffering for the unlucky, unprotected ones. Thank you to all who work with unending passion to help protect, conserve and care for this precious, important species we share the planet with. 💚🙏🏼💚 #worldchimpanzeeday #chimpanzee #love #respect #cousins #wild #conservation #mahalenationalpark #nomadtanzania #virunganationalpark #virunga #rangers #antipoaching @lwirocrpl @i7saso @mwiga_mambo @butati.nyundo @anthonycaere @virunganationalpark @nomadtanzania

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thisisrwanda

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tropicairkenya

#Mgahinga National Park in the #Virunga Mountains of southern #Uganda. The ‘Nyakagezi’ gorilla group has 9 members with 4 males - believed to have the highest concentration of males within a family. #mountaingorilla 🦍 #nyakagezi

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misscarol1203

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anthonycaere

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ajaybawa1609

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thibaut_vdw

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thibaut_vdw

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elmiviri

Congo tourism... On my way... #safari #virunga #gorilla #africa #tourism

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