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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Water to Bring Parks and People Together

They gathered in large numbers; men, women, youths, children, old and young and sat anxiously under the big erected tent and on the verandahs of neighboring houses, while, some stood along the road just to witness what was about to take place. They patiently waited with their eyes beaming with hope, hope for a lasting…

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USAID to Document lessons learned in Conservation Enterprises and Development Integration in Bwindi

In its on-going attempt to document lessons learned in conservation enterprises and development integration around the world from the USAID funded initiatives, Bwindi was selected as one of the sites to be documented. Between 2003 and 2007 IGCP with support from USAID implemented a project “Achieving conservation and economic goals through ecotourism” around Bwindi and…

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Celebrating New Life: Rwanda Names Fourteen New Mountain Gorilla Babies

Every year my family grows, proudly says the Silverback, and, new babies are added onto our family, adds, the adult female, and, our naming ceremony is always special. It is graced by world dignitaries that honorably give us names, the sub-adult male gorilla chips in. Every year since 2005, Rwanda Development Board conducts a gorilla…

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Virunga Mountain Gorilla Project: IGCP and Likano enter into partnership.

 It´s one of these “once in a lifetime” moments: spotting the first black haired mountain gorilla in a green sea of leaves – you’ll never forget that. The rainforest of the Virunga massif is home of the mountain gorillas and marks a hotspot of biodiversity – golden monkeys and many other animals, plants and birds…

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THE SILVERBACK STANDARD NEWSLETTER, JUNE 2017

It is Here, the 17th Volume of the Silverback Standard Newsletter! In this exciting June edition IGPC newsletter June 2017, we bring you updates on the ended Virunga Census and upcoming Bwindi census, events from the 4th IGCP annual technical advisors meeting, the on-going collection of faecal samples of habituated gorillas in Virunga national park…

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SMART Program Get New Boost

Everyone loves an efficient electronic gadget. Everyday new electronics are made, improved and or purchased. The new digital/technology era has definitely taken over traditional means of work, communication and transport. Needless to say it makes life a lot easier. Every sector seems to be getting integrated into this new world order, wildlife conservation inclusive. Cognizant…

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Rwanda Places a High Value on its Mountain Gorillas

On 6th May the Rwanda Development Board announced an increase in the price of Gorilla Permits from US$ 750 to US $1,500 for all visitors.What does the increase in the price of gorilla permits mean to gorilla tourism and conservation? What do conservationists and tourists think about this price increment? “This decision is both brave…

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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