Towards a New Communications and Advocacy Era

Joined by WWF – Uganda (UCO) communications and fundraising staff, IGCP program staff on 30th Jan 2018 held a one-day communications and advocacy meeting at Cephas Inn, Kabale, Uganda.  The meeting that was facilitated by Alma Roberts – Campaigns manager – WWF – UK aimed at understanding how communications and advocacy can influence IGCP program…

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The Silverback Standard Newsletter – Dec 2017

Welcome to the 18th edition of the Silverback Standard Newsletter. In this edition ENGLISH,  FRENCH, we bring you updates on several conservation actions in the region – both accomplished and planned, including the status of the Virunga massif and upcoming Bwindi censuses, IGCP partnerships secured and strengthened, and an interesting story – personal experience of…

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

Anna Behm Masozera – IGCP Director