New Mobile Technology to Improve Reporting on Human Wildlife Conflict

IGCP and WWF-UK are working together with UWA to pilot the use of some innovative technology solutions around Bwindi. The Human-Gorilla (HuGo) groups around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are going to be trained and equipped with mobile devices to help in the reporting on human wildlife conflict. The devices will be installed with a user-friendly…

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MOUNTAIN GORILLA NUMBERS SURPASS 1000

At a colorful press conference held in Rubavu, Rwanda today, the protected area authorities of DRC, Rwanda and Uganda announced the results of the Virunga 2015/2016 mountain gorilla census GVTCpress release Gorila census 31 May18 , Mountain gorilla census – joint global release 31052018 highlighting an increase in the population of the critically endangered specie….

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WHY WE POACHED AND WHY WE QUIT – A Reformed Poachers’ Tale

“They said it was our way of living and they taught us how to do it, our fathers did.  Poaching was therefore in our blood and an art we had inherited from our fathers to survive through the biting poverty,” notes Faustin Rushemeza, now a reformed poacher and secretary of Kiaiki ex-poacher’s Cooperative in Ruhengeri,…

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Finance and Administration Officer Wanted

Do you have a Bachelor of Business & Administration (BBA) degree with at least 2 years’ experience in accounting or related field, and, experience in financial management software, preferably Sun System, IGCP has got a job for you! For details about the job check out: http://career.nftconsult.com/index.php?m=careers&p=showJob&ID=3096

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

Anna Behm Masozera – IGCP Director