Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo

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Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo
Born1975/1976 (age 42–43)[1]
OccupationPark ranger
Years active2003 to present

Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo (born 1976 in Katana, South Kivu, DR Congo) is a park ranger from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was one of the winners of the 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize for his work protecting Virunga National Park.[2] Katembo risked his life to uncover corruption in the attempts by SOCO International to drill for oil in the park. The video footage he secretly recorded of SOCO contractors was included in the Netflix documentary Virunga.[3]


  1. ^ Carrington, Damian (24 April 2017). "From Congo child soldier to award-winning wildlife ranger – a life in danger". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  2. ^ Marshall, Claire (24 April 2017). "Ex-child soldier wins environment prize". BBC News. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo". The Goldman Environmental Prize. Retrieved 24 April 2017.

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