SAPA to Strengthen IGCP Engagement around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Spear headed by FFI – Uganda around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP), the Social Assessment of Protected Areas (SAPA) tool is promising to give informed direction to IGCP’s interventions around Mgahinga national park. SAPA is a tool used to assess community perceptions of protected areas’ impact on livelihoods. It looks at the negative and positive…

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Promoting Responsible Mountain Gorilla Tourism and Responsible Social Media Use

Trekking mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is undeniably a wonderful, breathtaking and unforgettable experience. Coming face to face with these humble giants of the jungle and getting to witness their human-like characters – of adult females grooming and breastfeeding their infants and dominant Silverbacks (group heads) defending their group members, fills one with admiration…

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Final Virunga Mountain Gorilla Census Report Out!

After a robust process, the final census report for the Virunga mountain gorilla census 2015-2016 is finally out! A copy of this report can be accessed at .

W4Virungas Delivers Results in Uganda

Commenting on the overall progress of the W4V project in Uganda, the Project Officer Sarah Kigongo says, “So far so good. The construction of 12 rain water harvesting tanks (RWHTs) of 30m3 with water catchment roofs and water collection chambers has successfully been completed and water is already flowing in the 10 villages of Nzogera,…

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Exploring the Connection Between a Savings and Credit Scheme and ConservationVATION

“The availability of more funds has boosted our SACCO’s reserves and created more borrowing opportunities for members. This has in return facilitated a boost in the members’ livelihood improvement projects” Sebutozi David, Chairman Gitenderi Protect Environment group reveals. Under the Leading the Change (LTC), Sida funded project, Gitenderi Protect Environment group received ten million Uganda…

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Loving your ‘Enemy’: The Reality of Human Wildlife Conflict in Gitenderi

How do you even manage to love and protect the same animals that trouble and destroy your gardens, we asked the group of conservation activists – Gitenderi Protect Environment group.  As hard as it can be, the community living around Mgahinga gorilla national park have managed to live in harmony with the destroyers of their…

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Celebrating a Job well done!

22nd March was a day well spent in the forest of Bwindi Impenetrable national park! IGCP in collaboration with Uganda Wildlife Authority joined by other census participants celebrated collaborative efforts and work well done by the participants of the Bwindi- Sarambwe 2018 census. The census that was conducted in two sweeps – March – May…

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A Great Sixth TAG Meeting

An exciting two days of program review and planning were enjoyed by the participants of the IGCP sixth Technical Advisory Group meeting. The team of about eighteen coalition members and IGCP staff shared updates on accomplished actions since the last TAG meeting in 2018 and also conducted parallel field visits to IGCP supported projects  (park…

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Water Stressed Villages around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to Increase Rainwater Harvesting Capacity

Twelve community rain water harvesting tanks are close to completion in 10 villages   bordering Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda.  The 10 villages are some of the water stressed areas in Nyarusiza and Muramba sub counties in Kisoro district, Uganda.  Although densely populated Nyarusiza and Muramba sub counties have about 18 % and 16% of water…

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The work of IGCP is to facilitate collaborative actions for conservation of mountain gorillas and their habitat.

Anna Behm Masozera – IGCP Director