ACF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of Virunga National Park and the development of its infrastructure. Read more
ACF's work includes tourism development, local community education and health facilities, developing alternative energy programs, infrastructure, and conservation.
Tourism is an important source of income for Virunga National Park, North Kivu, and the national economy. ACF supports the development of sustainable tourism at the park. Read More
Browse through our photo library, maps, documents, and other resources for information on ACF projects and Virunga National Park. Read more
Virunga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the endangered list. In recent years the park has begun the process of rehabilitation with support from the European Union and other donors. Africa Conservation Fund (ACF) has a management contract with ICCN (Congolese Wildlife Authority) through 2021 to develop and fortify the sustainable management of the park.
On the evening of 6 November, Nyamulagira volcano erupted in a spectacular display of fire, ash, and lava, lighting up the sky in bright orange. By day five, warden Emmanuel de Merode, and Tourism Director Cai Tjeenk Willink had