The Virunga Mountains, on the borders of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, are an extinct range of volcanoes rich with natural resources and biodiversity as well as home to critically endangered mountain gorillas . This endemic series of gorilla plays a crucial role in maintaining forest health, such as by dispersing seeds. They also generate a significant profit in ecotourism . The part of the mountains within Rwanda is in the state of Ruhengeri, where the gorilla population has been seriously threatened by a complex interaction of environmental injustices affecting wildlife and humans alike. Illegal mining for various minerals used in virtually all electronics is one of the primary threats to the Virunga Mountains and its inhabitants. Foreign companies have been occupying indigenous land and creating unsustainable population booms, leading to increased pressure on resources and higher concentrations of pollution and disease [1, 2]. It is also nearly impossible to trace minerals throughout the supply chain, making it difficult to validate if materials are from conflict-free, legal mines that are not involved in violence, landgrabbing, and economically, socially, and environmentally devastating local villages. Moreover, the mines themselves are typically deep into gorilla habitats far away from human food sources. As a result, miners, often impoverished young men forced into the business thanks to legacies of colonialism and extractivism, have no choice but to hunt gorillas for bushmeat to survive [5, 8]. British oil company SOCO International also has been drilling in the area, further exacerbating environmental justice violations as a combination of land grabbing and habitat loss brings people and gorillas in closer, often hostile contact . The closer the gorillas and humans come in contact, the more tension and hostility there is between the two species owing to mutual self-defense . Agribusiness also contributes to further issues as deforestation for eucalyptus plantations leads to gorillas coming to the plantations to eat the eucalyptus, an increasingly rare source of vital nutrients such as sodium. Other examples of extractive industries degrading gorilla habitats and driving humans into deeper desperation are illegal forest clearing for agriculture, illegal cattle grazing, firewood collection, small-scale timber extraction, and charcoal making . Foreign company encroachment also brings with it toxic cultures of masculine imperialist domination, leading to a huge boom in gorilla poaching to supply the illegal black market trade for exotic game hunting and animal bodies to the benefit of western countries .