If you think you're not affected by events that happen on the other side of the world or in a different continent, you're mistaken. We have to share this plant with animals that are often much like us. So what gives us the right to ignore their plight! If there were only 800 of your kind left, what would YOU do?

In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of the mountain gorillas.

In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers, led by chief warden Emmanuel de Merode - including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a carer of orphan gorillas and a Belgian conservationist - protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources.

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Director: Orlando von Einsiedel
Producers: Joanna Natasegara & Orlando von Einsiedel
Editor: Masahiro Hirakubo
Cinematography: Franklin Dow & Orlando von Einsiedel
Composer: Patrick Jonsson
Executive Producers: Jon Drever, Maxyne Franklin, Howard G. Buffett (CEO Howard G. Buffett Foundation) & Jess Search

Presented by:

The Bertha Foundation, The BRITDOC Foundation and Violet Films
A Grain Media film

Cover Image: Michael Christopher Brown / michaelchristopherbrown.com

Interview With Emmanuel de Merode, Director of Virunga National Park
By Scott Ramsay, Love Wild AfricaEmmanuel de Merode has one of Africa’s most challenging jobs. As director of the 7,800-square-kilometer [3,000-square-mile, a little smaller than Delaware] Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, he is responsible for the management of Africa