The IGCP July 2018 Newsletter

The 19th Volume  JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER FINAL – ENGLISH of the Silverback Standard Newsletter is out  with great stories about the mountain Gorilla Censuses; Virunga Massif Census Results and Bwindi 2018 Census, plus the progress on the new Sida funded “Leading the Change Project”. Some of the stories shared by the implementing CSOs/CBOs in this July…

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Use of Improved Farming Methods Facilitates Biodiversity Conservation

Most famers in Shingiro sector of Musanze district in Rwanda are fond of using chemical fertilizers and artificial pesticides on their farms. Previous surveys have indicated that the artificial pesticides kill bees in the area hence failing pollination and frustrating bee keepers in the area. How then can the community live in harmony with one…

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Climate Change, What Difference Can We Make?

David Duli – Country Director, WWF Uganda Country Office The degradation of the environment in this country cannot be under estimated. For some of us in our age, the time when we were students, the whole of western Uganda was completely a different environment. I studied Forestry. So, in the first year of Forestry, we…

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About Sweep One of Bwindi Mountain Gorilla Census

“The first sweep of Bwindi 2018 census was well organized both logistically and technically. Irrespective of the challenges we encountered like the steep rugged terrain, flooded rivers, the rains and biting coldness and the slippery ground in some areas we still found our way. To say the least, it was a difficult task but the…

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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

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

Anna Behm Masozera – IGCP Director