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WWF tries to block oil exploration in Congo national park where gorillas live
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 7, 2013 9:04 AM EDT
The World Wildlife Fund is trying to block proposed oil exploration in Africa's oldest national park where 200 gorillas live.
The WWF says SOCO's plan violates Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development guidelines on sustainable development, public disclosure and other points. The Department for Business Innovation and Skills is the arm of the British government responsible for overseeing compliance with OECD guidelines.
Last year the Congo government authorized SOCO, which is based in London, to explore the region, saying that economic interests take precedence over environmental considerations.