The Gorilla Sector – also known as the Mikeno Sector - is 250km2 of Virunga and lies in the south-east corner of the park, bordering Rwanda and Uganda.
The sector is home to about 200 of the world’s 700 remaining mountain gorillas, a critically endangered species that has survived the war in this conflict-ridden part of the world.
Congo’s Rangers patrol the Gorilla Sector daily. By becoming a Virunga Guardian and sponsoring a plot of the sector for $25/month you will be contributing toward clearing the Gorilla Sector of snares laid by poachers.
We – the Virunga team – will also be launching this program in coming months aimed at financing gorilla health monitoring throughout the Mikeno Sector. Watch this space!
Become a Virunga Guardian and personally protect a 30-acre area of Virunga National Park.
By donating $25 monthly you will be financing Congo’s Rangers to keep this Gorilla Sector plot free from snares and protect the mountain gorillas.
45 areas are currently protected by Virunga Guardians and are kept snare-free by Rangers. This is a total of 1362.15 acres (each plot is 30.27 acres).