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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Terms of Reference for Laying, Designing and Printing IGCP I.E.C Materials

Are you a registered Individual or company with proven skills and experience in Graphics, with a TIN ID No. and bank account details that match your registration? Then here is an opportunity for you to do what you know best. IGCP is seeking a service provider (Individual or company)  who can  lay, design and also…

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The Silverback Standard Newsletter, October Edition

Every quarter, the IGCP publishes a newsletter “The Silverback Standard” on it’s work and other related conservation actions in the region. In this new edition of Oct 2015, IGCP brings you stories on the signing of the Greater Virunga Trans-boundary Collaboration (GVTC) treaty, the on-going mountain gorilla census in the Virunga massif, results from park…

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Over 190,000 Tree Seedlings Planted Around Volcanoes National Park To Combat Effects of Climate Change

During the rainy season, water moves quickly down the steep slopes of the Volcanoes and can cause gully erosion, flooding, and even landslides threatening lives, livelihoods and infrastructure in areas neighboring the Park. IGCP under the Central Africa Forest Ecosystem Conservation (CAFEC) project works with the communities around Volcanoes National Park in the Kinigi Community…

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TRADITIONAL HEALERS IN CONSERVATION

It had drizzled since morning, the weather was cold and the road so bad with several water filled potholes, but none of these could deter us from seeing the healing specialist blessed with natural knowledge and skills on the use of traditional herbs. So much had been said about him and his group members by…

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New census critical for future of mountain gorillas in transboundary Virunga Massif

A new census of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in the Virunga Massif launching today will help gauge the impact of conservation work in the area and play a vital role in guiding future efforts to safeguard the critically endangered great ape and its fragile and restricted habitat. Led by the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration…

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Conservation Diplomacy: Mountain gorillas as ambassadors

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Rwanda signed a treaty at a ceremony held in Kinshasa, DRC, witnessed by a senior delegation from the Republic of Uganda, confirming the commitment of the three States to work together for the conservation of the Greater Virunga Landscape. As pen was being…

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Rwanda Celebrates the 11th Gorilla Naming Ceremony – Kwita Izina!

At a colorful ceremony, Twenty four baby gorillas were named on 5th Sept at Kinigi, Musanze District, Rwanda by a cross section of people and dignitaries from Rwanda and around the world. The baby gorillas named were born in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, in 2014 and 2015. Below is a list of the named gorillas:…

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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