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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W4V To Boost Household Nutrition and Income Through Kitchen Gardens.

“I think we sometimes fail to put up kitchen gardens not because we don’t need them but because we lack adequate knowledge on their importance, and, also because no one has given our people guidance on how to establish them. We are grateful to W4V for this training and for the knowledge and skills passed…

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WE ARE HIRING!

IGCP is seeking to recruit an Advocacy and Communications Manager to help develop and deliver IGCP’s ambitious advocacy for best practices and ensure IGCP delivers the most impactful communications interventions aimed at delivering on objectives through business and political audiences. For details about the job and how to apply please click on the link below…

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BEST TIME TO TRACK MOUNTAIN GORILLAS

There are two seasons in a year, the wet and dry seasons. During the two dry seasons – June to September and December to February rainfall is very low and the gorilla habitat is relatively dry. This makes it easier for one to hike through the forest. However, the food supply for mountain gorillas is…

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Combating Climate Change Impacts to Better Mountain Gorilla Conservation.

Organized by Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), the first regional consultation meeting on the Vanishing Treasures project with particular focus on the mountain gorilla component was held in Musanze, Rwanda, at the Dian Fossey office. The purpose of the meeting was to seek agreement among project stakeholders on priority activities and implementation arrangements as well…

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Monitoring Intern Needed

IGCP is seeking to recruit a Monitoring Intern to provide support to the effective implementation of Human Wildlife Conflict monitoring by HuGo volunteer teams and Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) to enhance conservation of Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area (BMCA) in Uganda. For details about the Job requirements, a full Job description is here Monitoring…

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Celebrated Partnership for Mountain Gorillas Announces Conservation International as New Coalition Member.

Happy World Gorilla day! On this World Gorilla Day we are excited to announce and welcome Conservation International as IGCP’s newest coalition member and to unveil IGCP’s strategic plan IGCP Strategic Plan 2018 – 2024 that will guide it’s crucial work through 2024.  For details about these developments check out this press release Celebrated Partnership for…

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Be Gorilla Friendly™, Take the Tourism Survey and Make a Difference!

Have you tracked mountain gorillas in the recent past or are you planning on tracking mountain gorillas soon? Or do you probably know anybody planning to track mountain gorillas? The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP), in partnership with Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) and in collaboration with protected area authorities – ICCN, RDB and UWA…

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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