Brave Mission: Rewild Virunga

Total Raised: more than $515,000 of $500,000 goal Last updated 2021-11-01 10:07 CST

Join YouTube Originals, Brave Wilderness and Re:wild in preserving one of the world’s most irreplaceable places.

Virunga National Park is one of the most irreplaceable places on the planet, and a key battleground in the fight against climate change.  


The wild is for the 100%. And it’s going to take all of us to protect and restore it. The rangers of Virunga National Park protect the area’s threatened species and surrounding communities. Virunga is Africa’s oldest and most biologically diverse protected area—home to more than 2,000 plant species, 706 bird species, and 218 mammal species. It is the only park in the world that harbors three species of great apes, including Chimpanzees, Lowland Gorillas and Mountain Gorillas, and is home to more species of birds, reptiles and mammals than any other protected area on the continent. It is a Key Biodiversity Area, meaning it’s important to the planet’s overall health and the persistence of biodiversity.

The rangers of Virunga National Park have a dangerous and difficult job. They risk their lives protecting the wildlife and the ecosystem, and many have died in this pursuit. Our mission is to buy the rangers time, so renewable energy systems can be built and the park’s wildlife can remain protected until long term solutions are achieved. 

About Brave Wilderness

From Brave Wilderness and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, Brave Mission explores Earth’s critically endangered environments through a series of immersive adventures with filmmaker Mark Vins. This six-part documentary saga, premiering October 27th, transports viewers to the front lines of conservation where the effects of climate change, deforestation and habitat destruction more broadly can be witnessed first-hand by their impact on wildlife and humanity. 

Join our mission to save Virunga and learn how you can turn conservation into action!