GEP Course Notes: Oil in Africa

Drilling Africa’s Arctic | Thought Leader.

The Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest Unesco World Heritage Site, is situated along the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda.

It contains more species of mammals, reptiles and birds than any other protected area on the continent. It has an exceptional diversity of landscapes stretching from the glaciers of the Ruwenzori mountains, to indigenous rainforests, savannas, rivers, and lakes. It’s also one of the last places in Africa where mountain gorillas still survive.

Apparently a number of oil companies want to explore for oil here. Don’t know enough about this, but I knew it might interest some of you.