IGCP Conducts Fifth Annual Technical Advisory Group Meeting

Blessed with a wide range of technical expertise within the coalition that strive to ensure the success of the IGCP; this year again on 19th -22nd the IGCP TAG members met in Musanze, Rwanda, to among others validate the IGCP strategy 2018 – 2024, elaborate the IGCP advocacy and communications strategy and also update themselves…

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LESSONS LEARNED IN THE CONSERVATION OF GREAT APES IN AFRICA: Perspectives from the WWF African Great Apes Program (Prt I)

David Greer Privileged to have spent more than 20 years supporting great ape protection efforts in Africa, I have learned a great deal during this time about what it takes to implement complex conservation projects in the field.  First and foremost, there is no ‘silver bullet’ to overcoming all of the immense conservation challenges facing…

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

Anna Behm Masozera – IGCP Director