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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Data and Sample Collection for Mountain Gorilla Count in Virunga Completed

On 23rd May the last data points were collected for the survey of mountain gorillas, large mammals and illegal activities within the transboundary Virunga Massif. The intensive exercise involved participation of over 100 men and women from more than 10 institutions to accomplish the systematic and complete coverage of the 451 km2 transboundary area twice…

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Six Hundred Households get Access to Safe and Clean Water in Nyabigoma Cell

Following their introduction to community based planning; what it is, it’s importance and how it is done, the community in Nyabigoma cell, Kinigi sector, Rwanda did village profiling of their development challenges and ranked the lack of water as the main problem faced by the community.  It was noted that the average person trekked 1.5…

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It is Here; The SilverBack Standard Newsletter, Vol. 14, March 2016.

IGCP is glad to bring to you its quarterly Newsletter the “Silverback Standard” Vol. 14. March 2016. In this edition SilverbackStandard_Vol14_ we feature the on-going second “sweep” of the mountain gorilla Census, the IGCP third annual TAG meeting, stretching water resources in Buhoma, how communities around the Volcanoes national park in Rwanda are giving value to…

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IGCP Conducts Third Annual TAG Meeting

On 3rd – 5th March the IGCP held its third annual Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting at Hotel Panorama in Bukavu, DRC. The TAG meeting is conducted every year to allow for in-depth technical support and guidance on the implementation of the IGCP strategy by the technical advisory group members. This years’ TAG meeting aimed…

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Cleaning Volcanoes National Park

As part of its annual activities, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) with support from IGCP conducted park cleaning of the Volcanoes National park. Park cleaning that kicked off mid Jan – 24th Feb 2016 was carried out by 60 members (ex-poachers) of Kaiki Cooperative. The objectives of this year’s park cleaning included; to identify, remove and…

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THE DEMAND FOR WATER AND MORE WATER IN BUHOMA

Constructed in 2005 with twenty one (21) tap stands, Buhoma gravity water flow scheme has over the last twelve (12) years expanded to supply now seventy four (74) tap stands. With its source at the park edge in Nkwenda Village, the gravity water flow scheme supplies water to the three (3) villages of Nkwenda, Buhoma…

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Trekking Rushegura Group in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Time check 8:30 am, accompanied by three UWA rangers and two other tourists, we started our journey into the beautiful impenetrable forest. Down the slope, across the make shift bridge and up the mountain we went. Although it got steep and tougher as we hiked, the fresh morning breeze, the chirping of the birds, 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