Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Community Livelihoods: A One Month Check In

For many households around mountain gorilla parks, tourism has been their lifeline. That is until the COVID – 19 pandemic affecting the tourism industry quickly and profoundly. For Gertrude Akankwasa a porter in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the suspension of tourism came as a shock to her. Never had she imagined that mountain gorilla tourism…

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We are Hiring!

Are you a Rwandese national, here is an opportunity for you! IGCP is seeking to fill the following positions for the Musanze, Rwanda Office; 1. Assistant Finance and Administration Officer and Required Qualifications        A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in finance or accounting and at least 3 years’ experience in accounting or related field. 2….

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SORROW AND SOLIDARITY: Attack near Virunga National Park, DRC

The International Gorilla Conservation Programme strongly condemns the attack in Rumangabo, DRC, on April 24, 2020, resulting in the tragic loss of life of civilians as well as employees and rangers of Virunga National Park. Virunga National Park, Africa’s first national park, continues to overcome incredible challenges in the preservation of wildlife while supporting livelihoods…

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INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Safeguarding the Future for Mountain Gorillas

Call for Certified Gorilla FriendlyTM standards to be put in practice at all mountain gorilla sites in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo Human-borne diseases pose one of the most serious threats to the survival of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. The latest strain of corona virus that is sweeping the globe is…

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More Milk, More Cows and Improved Farming Practices.

Who knew that a livelihood improvement project started with the aim of increasing household income and reducing dependency on park resources would also excite and touch the lives of little children? “We had never seen or taken more than half a cup of milk. It is the first time in our lives that we have…

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Bwindi – Sarambwe Mountain Gorilla Population grows to 459, Global Count Now Stands at 1,063.

Collaborative conservation efforts pay off as survey results indicate an increase in the number of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi – Sarambwe eco system. Results released today by Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities and the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration indicate that the number of the mountain gorillas in the eco system has grown…

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W4V Partners with ICCN to Address Human Wildlife Conflict Around the Park

W4V and ICCN have signed an agreement to work together to address two key challenges around the park; one, increasing access to safe and clean water and two human wildlife conflict transformation around the park. Specifically, WV4 will work on the rehabilitation and extension of the PNVi water scheme enabling it to provide water to…

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EMBRACING TRANSBOUNDARY MOUNTAIN GORILLA MOVEMENT.

“Just as animals know no borders, so should we their conservationists if we are to fully achieve our conservation objective” Joseph Arinaitwe, Assistant Warden Ecological Monitoring and Research, Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area. Since the establishment of international boundaries and the national parks where mountain gorillas live, mountain gorilla families in the Virunga massif are known…

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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