BRINGING RELIGIOUS LEADERS AT THE CENTRE OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Various interventions have been undertaken including supporting park adjacent communities with projects for alternative sources of income, policies and laws have been passed and enforced unfortunately conservation of the habitat and its wildlife still remains a challenge. Poaching, wildlife trafficking and other wildlife crimes continue to rise, the big question remains – WHY? Maybe it’s…

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IGCP JOB ADVERT: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER NEEDED!

IGCP is supporting its partner, Managing Development Forward Uganda, Ltd. in recruiting a Community Engagement Officer – Rwanda/Uganda to support the implementation of the Water4Virungas project in areas adjacent to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda, and Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Are you a Ugandan Citizen with a Bachelor of Science, (Msc preferred) in Community Development…

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FROM THE VIRUNGA MASSIF TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK – The Count Continues…

It is now official that the much anticipated survey of mountain gorillas, large mammals, and illegal activities or ‘census’ in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, is finally here. In December 2017, the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) issued a formal letter launching the census in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the aspirations and planning to…

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IGCP Conducts Fifth Annual Technical Advisory Group Meeting

Blessed with a wide range of technical expertise within the coalition that strive to ensure the success of the IGCP; this year again on 19th -22nd the IGCP TAG members met in Musanze, Rwanda, to among others validate the IGCP strategy 2018 – 2024, elaborate the IGCP advocacy and communications strategy and also update themselves…

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LESSONS LEARNED IN THE CONSERVATION OF GREAT APES IN AFRICA: Perspectives from the WWF African Great Apes Program (Prt I)

David Greer Privileged to have spent more than 20 years supporting great ape protection efforts in Africa, I have learned a great deal during this time about what it takes to implement complex conservation projects in the field.  First and foremost, there is no ‘silver bullet’ to overcoming all of the immense conservation challenges facing…

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Towards a New Communications and Advocacy Era

Joined by WWF – Uganda (UCO) communications and fundraising staff, IGCP program staff on 30th Jan 2018 held a one-day communications and advocacy meeting at Cephas Inn, Kabale, Uganda.  The meeting that was facilitated by Alma Roberts – Campaigns manager – WWF – UK aimed at understanding how communications and advocacy can influence IGCP program…

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The Silverback Standard Newsletter – Dec 2017

Welcome to the 18th edition of the Silverback Standard Newsletter. In this edition ENGLISH,  FRENCH, we bring you updates on several conservation actions in the region – both accomplished and planned, including the status of the Virunga massif and upcoming Bwindi censuses, IGCP partnerships secured and strengthened, and an interesting story – personal experience of…

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In the mind of a Conservasionist – By Mzee Allan Carlson

I grew up in a remote corner of southern Tanzania and can still today recall memories of nightly visits by elephants into our garden or the turbulence when a troop of baboons raiding my mother’s tomato plantation- for a little boy this was prime game viewing from the veranda. Sometime during this early childhood, the…

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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