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Congo being one of the richest country in the world for it's natural resources, has faced intensive conflicts for the last decade. It's minerals are it's curse. Oil exploration in the DR Congo is a new threat to the stability of a war-torn country. Exploration has taken place in North Kivu and it's bringing new tensions within the local communities and it's neighbouring countries. Fighting in Eastern Congo has only been increasing since the start of 2012, with renewed recent new threats around Goma and it's surroundings. Armed groups like the M23 are fighting for territory expansion. Virunga park, which is seen as one of the oldest National park of Africa, was already dealing with many challenges, is facing a new matter. It's existence is highly under threat with the Oil exploration projects. Local communities living on the edge of the park, or from fishery on the Lake Edward are under significant menace for their resources.
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Fishermen sorting out their fishing nets on the Lake Edward. Entire communities are living of fishery on the Lake. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Students from different parts of DR Congo are joining the M23 troops. Tired of their own government they deciced to start a military career within the movement. Sebastian Chiracarola second from the l...
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ICCN Ranger watching the valley of the Virunga National Park around the ICCN base in Rumangabo. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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View of the Virunga National Park from the ICCN Headquarter in Rumangabo. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Senkwekwe Orphan Mountain Gorilla Center at ICCN Headquarters. The young Gorilla's are under supervision after bad experience in the park happened to them. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Rangers of the ICCN on patrol in Virunga National park, using Bloodhound dogs to track poachers. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Rangers from the ICCN are patroling in the Virunga National Park. They sometimes use Bloodhound dogs to trace poachers or anybody they need to find inside the park, to stop any illegal activities. Fot...
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Rangers of the ICCN on patrol in Virunga National park, near their headquarters in Rumangabo. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Paluku Musafiri (in the middle with Ice hockey shirt) has been briefly held by the FDLR on the Lake Edward, 30 other fishermen were still captured by the FDLR on the Lake Edward in exchange of payment...
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Resident of Vitshumbi living in old Belgium houses of the colonial time, most of the people in Vitshumbi are living of fishery in the Lake Edward. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Family living in Vitshumbi in old belgium colonial houses, and living of fishery from the Lake Edward. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Fish traders from Vitshumbi loading truck with fish ballots for export. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Vestige of the Colonial time still in place in Fishermen's village Vitshumbi at the Lake Edward. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Old belgium building of the colonial time in Vitshumbi used as depot for industrial fishery. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Residents of Vitshumbi getting water from the Lake Edward. The Lake represents the survival of an entire community. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Masika Marie Gorette, wife of fisherman in Vitshumbi, smoking fish. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Fishermen leaving up a boat to go fishing in the Lake Edward in Lunyasenge. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Local villagers of Lunyasenge, village located on the west side of the Lake Edward. The village is located at the border of the Virunga National park. The fishermen living there are practising illegal...
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Local villagers of Lunyasenge, village located on the west side of the Lake Edward. The village is located at the border of the Virunga National park. Entire communities live from fishery inside the L...
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Villagers from Lunyasenge are selling vegetables at the shore of the Lake Edward. Lunyasenge is an improvised fisher's village located on the West side of the Lake.Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Fishermen from all ages of Vitshumbi are repairing the fishing nets before going fishing on the Lake Edward. Entire communities are living of fishery on the Lake Edward. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Fisherman fishing on the Lake Edward. Entire communities are living of fishery on the Lake Edward. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Fishermen of Vitshumbi are repairing their fishing nets before heading back to the Lake Edward.They often spend hours on the Lake, sometimes even days before coming back home. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Fishermen of Vitshumbi at the shore of the Lake Edward. Entire communities are living from the activities on the Lake Edward. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Elderly fisherman in Vitshumbi, working as fisherman for decades on the Lake Edward. The Lake Edward is providing work for an entire community in Vitshumbi, also providing them with the basics for sur...
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Tembeya Ntaherwa is the Chief of Village of Kahunga. He is well respected and is making sure most of the people of Kahunga are obeying to the rules of the Park, farming in certain well dedicated zones...
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Villagers from Kahunga are living at the border of the Virunga National Park. Most of the villagers are living of farming from the fields which are located at the border of the Park. Foto: Jan-Joseph...
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Villagers from Kahunga tapping water from the source. Kahunga is a village located at the Border of the Virunga National Park.People from the village are living of farming at the border of the park, i...
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Villagers from Kahunga tapping water from the source. Kahunga is a village located at the Border of the Virunga National Park.People from the village are living of farming at the border of the park, i...
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Radio journalist from Uganda on his motorbike in Rutshuru town. Most of the people have flee the town, which is now occupied by the M23 rebel group. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Woman in Rutshuru reparing the side of the road, alongside of her home. Young man on a typical Congolese bike, which is being used to transport goods. Most of the people have flee the town of Rutshuru...
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Many people have left the town of Rutshuru which has been occupied by the M23 rebel group. People have to live under the new rules of M23. Most of the shops are closed, and the town looks very empty....
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A young hairdresser is cutting the hair of the only client he had during that day. Rutshuru a town occupied by the M23, has know a huge amount of displacement, only few shop keepers have decided to st...
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Local population around the Virunga National Park are sometimes doing illegal wood gathering, which they use for their own homes or to sell on markets. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Musaza Anastazi, is a woman farming by roadside near Rumangabo. She has a field at the border of the Virunga National Park. Her field gives her the basics to send her child to school and to have enoug...
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M23 rebels at the gate of the Centre de Brassage in Rumangabo, they are holding their position, and controlling the entrance of the site, which they use as training camp and military base. Foto: Jan-J...
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M23 rebel, positioned at the entrance of the Centre de Brassage in Rumangabo, to watch the in and outs of the base. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Young rebel from the M23 rebel group, standing in front of a huge building of the Centre de Brassage of Rumangabo, which they occupy and use as training camp. The centre de Brassage use to be used by...
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M23 Rebel sitting next to a building of the Centre de Brassage which contains bullet holes from confrontations between Fardc and M23. The Centre de Brassage use to be a center to integrate some of the...
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Rebels from the M23 rebel group are occupying buildings within the Centre de Brassage of Rumangabo. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Colonel Vianney Kazarama, M23 spokesman at the Centre de Brassage of Rumangabo, which they occupy and use as training camp. Foto: Jan-Joseph Stok
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Innocent Mburanumwe, ICCN Southern Sector Warden (mountain Gorillas and volcanoes) is standing in front of a graveyard at the Rumangabo base of the ICCN. He is from a ranger family, his father was als...
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Innocent Mburanumwe, ICCN Southern Sector Warden (mountain Gorillas and volcanoes) is looking at the Virunga National Park from a Watch base in Rumangabo. As a supervisor of the zone, they have to cop...