TEAM Project Marks Three Years in the Virunga Massif!

Deep into the forests Reconyx HC 500 camera traps are installed/deployed onto trees to capture information on distribution and frequency of terrestrial vertebrates and ground-dwelling birds. The cameras are water proof so one doesn’t have to worry about the changing weather. The IGCP Field Assistant, with support from park staff, deploys camera traps in Volcanoes…

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Pro-Poor Gorilla Tourism Project Launched around Bwindi National Park

Commenting on the expected project outputs, the IGCP tourism specialist, Salvatrice Muzabeyezu, expresses optimism about the projects ability to improve community livelihoods and conservation; “A project that is pro-poor is strategic and relevant. I am hopeful that if well implemented household incomes and awareness on gorilla conservation will increase, while the quality of tourism products…

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Rwanda scales up the use of Energy saving cooking stoves.

With proven ability to reduce fuel consumption, ease cooking, and reduce human encroachment on the forest for fuel, the district of Musanze has continued to work with/contract Kohia cooperative to produce more energy saving stoves for distribution to other villages in Musanze district. Since 2015, the district has distributed energy saving stoves to about four…

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I AM PROUD TO WORK WITH IGCP – SAYS MARK ROSE

It was an exciting time for the IGCP team to meet and share with the new IGCP Board Chairperson, Mark Rose – Chief Executive Officer of Fauna & Flora International. Mark Rose was in the region to attend the 12th mountain gorilla naming ceremony (Kwita Izina) held in Rwanda. The IGCP staff were privileged to…

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IGCP CONDUCTS A MID TERM PROGRAMME REVIEW

IGCP, with technical and financial support from the coalition of Fauna & Flora International and WWF, is engaging stakeholders and partners toward conservation objectives and outcomes by 2020. In order to ensure that IGCP achieves its objectives, a Mid Term review has been commissioned, which started by a complete staff assessment facilitated by one of…

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Call for Proposals: IT Support

The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) is a coalition programme of international conservation organizations Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and WWF. IGCP’s regional office is in Kigali, Rwanda with field offices in Goma, DRC; Musanze, Rwanda; and Kabale, Uganda. IGCP is seeking to enter into a 2-year service agreement with an experienced and high capacity…

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Call for Proposals: Financial Audit

The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) is a coalition programme of international conservation organizations Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and WWF. IGCP’s regional office is in Kigali, Rwanda with field offices in Goma, DRC; Musanze, Rwanda; and Kabale, Uganda. IGCP is seeking a competent and qualified audit firm to conduct a financial audit from period…

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The Silverback Standard Newsletter – June Edition

Hello readers, the IGCP quarterly newsletter – the Silverback Standard Newsletter, June edition is here;  JUNE2016 Silverback ENG, In this edition IGCP shares with you interesting stories about the end of the mountain gorilla census in the Virunga Massif, the lessons IGCP has learned from tea growing (as a buffer crop) in Bujengwe Parish –…

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End of Census Party

As the last census teams exited the forest on 24th May, a party to recognise their efforts and that of all the other partners and institutions that supported/participated in the census in the Virunga massif was held at Muhabura Hotel in Musanze, Rwanda. The participants who included, census teams, staff from the participating institutions, representatives…

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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