In this picture taken Thursday Aug. 12, 2012, Park rangers patrol in the Virunga National Park near Rumangabo, some 60 kms (40 miles) north of Goma, eastern Congo. Vistually every rebellion that has confronted Congo in the past 30 years has started in Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park created under Belgian rule in 1925.Virunga Park has been confronted with problems including Congo’s weak government, the chronic instability of the Central African region, including its history of genocide, and the need of the population surrounding the park for economic subsistence.But now Virunga faces a threat that conservationists fear could be one battle too many for the park: oil exploration.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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In this picture taken Thursday  Aug. 12,  2012,   Park rangers patrol  in the Virunga National Park near Rumangabo, some 60 kms (40 miles) north of Goma, eastern Congo. Vistually every rebellion that has confronted Congo in the past 30 years has started in Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park created under Belgian rule in 1925.Virunga Park has been confronted with problems including Congo’s weak government, the chronic instability of the Central African region, including its history of genocide, and the need of the population surrounding the park for economic subsistence.But now Virunga faces a threat that conservationists fear could be one battle too many for the park: oil exploration.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
In this picture taken Thursday Aug. 12, 2012, Park rangers patrol in the Virunga National Park near Rumangabo, some 60 kms (40 miles) north of Goma, eastern Congo. Vistually every rebellion that has confronted Congo in the past 30 years has started in Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park created under Belgian rule in 1925.Virunga Park has been confronted with problems including Congo’s weak government, the chronic instability of the Central African region, including its history of genocide, and the need of the population surrounding the park for economic subsistence.But now Virunga faces a threat that conservationists fear could be one battle too many for the park: oil exploration.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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