Combating Climate Change Impacts to Better Mountain Gorilla Conservation

Organized by Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), the first regional consultation meeting on the Vanishing Treasures project with particular focus on the mountain gorilla component was held in Musanze, Rwanda, at the Dian Fossey office. The purpose of the meeting was to seek agreement among project stakeholders on priority activities and implementation arrangements as well…

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Monitoring Intern Needed

IGCP is seeking to recruit a Monitoring Intern to provide support to the effective implementation of Human Wildlife Conflict monitoring by HuGo volunteer teams and Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) to enhance conservation of Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area (BMCA) in Uganda. For details about the Job requirements, a full Job description is here Monitoring…

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Celebrated Partnership for Mountain Gorillas Announces Conservation International as New Coalition Member.

Happy World Gorilla day! On this World Gorilla Day we are excited to announce and welcome Conservation International as IGCP’s newest coalition member and to unveil IGCP’s strategic plan IGCP Strategic Plan 2018 – 2024 that will guide it’s crucial work through 2024.  For details about these developments check out this press release Celebrated Partnership for…

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Be Gorilla Friendly™, Take the Tourism Survey and Make a Difference!

Have you tracked mountain gorillas in the recent past or are you planning on tracking mountain gorillas soon? Or do you probably know anybody planning to track mountain gorillas? The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP), in partnership with Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) and in collaboration with protected area authorities – ICCN, RDB and UWA…

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Camera Traps Deployed to Monitor Biodiversity in Volcanoes National Park.

About 29 camera traps have been deployed by IGCP in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board in Volcanoes national park. This current deployment of camera traps at various heights is expected to help in documenting vertebrates inhabiting the canopies and species that rarely use the ground e.g birds. The initiative is a pilot study on…

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How Realistic are the Great Ape Tourism Guidelines?

Attending the 2nd African Primatological Society Conference in Uganda, IGCP represented by the Communications officer, Alice Mbayahi was honored to participate in a round table discussion on Primate Ecotourism: Opportunities and Challenges for Conservation and Sustainable Development. Speaking at the panel, the Communications Officer talked about how realistic the great ape tourism guidelines are. In…

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EXOTIC PLANTS A CONCERN IN MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK

“If not aggressively eliminated, this exotic fast-growing tree Alnus viridis will eat up the entire natural park vegetation, threaten the survival of the wildlife therein and the integrity of the unique and beautiful Mgahinga gorilla national park”. Samuel Amanya – Senior Warden In-Charge of MGNP. Covering 33.7km2 Mgahinga gorilla national park is the smallest national…

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In the Life of a Wildlife Ranger

It was a very chilly and misty morning, following a night of heavy down pour.  All the tourists that had turned up that morning to visit the different tourist attractions in the park were clad in heavy tracking suites. Most were sipping on hot coffee and beaming with excitement on their yet to start adventures….

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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