Virunga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the DR Congo. It’s the continent’s most biologically diverse protected area and home to the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. It is also a national park embarking on an ambitious development program known as the Virunga Alliance. Simply put, it is a groundbreaking initiative to support local communities by responsibly harnessing the park’s natural resources in order to create jobs and reduce poverty rates. It identifies three main sectors for development: eco-tourism, sustainable energy and access to credit, and sustainable agriculture and fisheries.