Former child soldier wins prize for risking his life to protect Congo’s wildlife – CNN

Katembo’s award is for the courage he showed in so far preventing oil exploration inside Virunga.

The park is home to a quarter of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. The size of a small country, Virunga covers more than 3,000 square miles rich with volcanoes, lush forests and glaciered mountains that tear through the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Rwanda.