INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Safeguarding the Future for Mountain Gorillas

Call for Certified Gorilla FriendlyTM standards to be put in practice at all mountain gorilla sites in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo Human-borne diseases pose one of the most serious threats to the survival of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. The latest strain of corona virus that is sweeping the globe is…

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More Milk, More Cows and Improved Farming Practices.

Who knew that a livelihood improvement project started with the aim of increasing household income and reducing dependency on park resources would also excite and touch the lives of little children? “We had never seen or taken more than half a cup of milk. It is the first time in our lives that we have…

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Bwindi – Sarambwe Mountain Gorilla Population grows to 459, Global Count Now Stands at 1,063.

Collaborative conservation efforts pay off as survey results indicate an increase in the number of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi – Sarambwe eco system. Results released today by Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities and the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration indicate that the number of the mountain gorillas in the eco system has grown…

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W4V Partners with ICCN to Address Human Wildlife Conflict Around the Park

W4V and ICCN have signed an agreement to work together to address two key challenges around the park; one, increasing access to safe and clean water and two human wildlife conflict transformation around the park. Specifically, WV4 will work on the rehabilitation and extension of the PNVi water scheme enabling it to provide water to…

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EMBRACING TRANSBOUNDARY MOUNTAIN GORILLA MOVEMENT.

“Just as animals know no borders, so should we their conservationists if we are to fully achieve our conservation objective” Joseph Arinaitwe, Assistant Warden Ecological Monitoring and Research, Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area. Since the establishment of international boundaries and the national parks where mountain gorillas live, mountain gorilla families in the Virunga massif are known…

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W4V To Boost Household Nutrition and Income Through Kitchen Gardens.

“I think we sometimes fail to put up kitchen gardens not because we don’t need them but because we lack adequate knowledge on their importance, and, also because no one has given our people guidance on how to establish them. We are grateful to W4V for this training and for the knowledge and skills passed…

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WE ARE HIRING!

IGCP is seeking to recruit an Advocacy and Communications Manager to help develop and deliver IGCP’s ambitious advocacy for best practices and ensure IGCP delivers the most impactful communications interventions aimed at delivering on objectives through business and political audiences. For details about the job and how to apply please click on the link below…

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BEST TIME TO TRACK MOUNTAIN GORILLAS

There are two seasons in a year, the wet and dry seasons. During the two dry seasons – June to September and December to February rainfall is very low and the gorilla habitat is relatively dry. This makes it easier for one to hike through the forest. However, the food supply for mountain gorillas is…

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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