Crypto for Conservation

Only six Eastern lowland gorillas remain in the park, a population so small that without intervention, they will not survive.

The habitat of Virunga National Park’s only lowland gorilla population is in a vulnerable state. The bamboo and high montane forests of Mt. Tshiaberimu are in the crosshairs of encroachment and armed conflict, pushing the world’s smallest population of gorillas to the brink. Protecting this habitat is critical to the family’s survival.

We need your help to build a sanctuary for the Eastern lowland Gorillas of Mt. Tshiaberimu. The equivalent of just six bitcoin will help our rangers safeguard this vulnerable population. Your support will help rebuild critical infrastructure destroyed during the conflict, impeding the movement of dangerous militia groups into the protected area, reducing human-wildlife conflict and land invasion.

The equivalent of just six bitcoin will help our rangers safeguard this vulnerable population.

  • Only 6 lowland gorillas remain in the Park

  • The global population has plummeted to fewer than 6,000 individuals

  • Listed as critically endangered

  • Insecurity and encroachment on Mt. Tshiaberimu have pushed Virunga's population to the brink

  • Restoring and protecting habitats is essential to their survival


In many countries, donating cryptocurrency is classed as a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This can make Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax efficient ways to support Virunga National Park. However, you should consult a tax professional for specifics about your country.

We accept the following cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Zcash (ZEC), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Chainlink (LINK), 0x (ZRX), Storj (STORJ), Dai (DAI), Amp (AMP).


This year to date, thanks to our supporters we have:

  • Removed 1260 snares

  • Conducted 24,000 km of air surveillance

  • Patrolled 65,000 km by foot

  • Provided healthcare and emergency support to 620 rangers and their families

  • Trained 150 new rangers

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