New technology trialed to better monitor human-gorilla conflict in Uganda

“Mountain gorilla conservation has had many successes in recent years and the pilot of the hand-held devices generously provided by Inmarsat has the potential to drive that forward by transforming data collection” Anna Behm Masozera, Director International gorilla conservation programme. To learn more about this pilot innovative technology/project, a press release has been shared here;New…

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Why are you Interested in Protecting Mountain Gorillas?

“Because they attract so much attention globally. So many people come to visit them, it would be a shame if the visitors came to see them and there aren’t any gorillas to see”, Twagirimana Innocent, Community Tourist Guide at the Gorilla Guardians Village, Kinigi, Rwanda. During the month of May we took time off to…

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Providing More than Just an Alternative Source of Income

In the areas immediately neighboring Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in DRC, there is high population pressure on fertile, but heavily cultivated land.. In the bid to address these challenges alongside providing an alternative source of income to this park adjacent community, IGCP under its Sida funded project “Leading the Change”…

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IGCP seeks to hire a consultant to conduct capacity building for Selected Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) together with a cross-section of leaders (executive committee members) in Gender Mainstreaming, Rights-Based Approach Advocacy, Conflict Sensitivity and Conflict Management in Uganda in the areas of gender mainstreaming, rights-based approach advocacy, conflict sensitivity and…

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Administrative Assistant Intern Needed!

Are you Ugandan citizen with a Bachelor’s degree in community development, social work, social sciences, public administration and management, community and adult education or  any other relevant fields from a recognized University / Institution, here is an opportunity for you; IGCP under its Water4Virungas project is recruiting a short term (3 months) Administrative Assistant Intern…

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SAPA to Strengthen IGCP Engagement around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Spear headed by FFI – Uganda around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP), the Social Assessment of Protected Areas (SAPA) tool is promising to give informed direction to IGCP’s interventions around Mgahinga national park. SAPA is a tool used to assess community perceptions of protected areas’ impact on livelihoods. It looks at the negative and positive…

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Promoting Responsible Mountain Gorilla Tourism and Responsible Social Media Use

Trekking mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is undeniably a wonderful, breathtaking and unforgettable experience. Coming face to face with these humble giants of the jungle and getting to witness their human-like characters – of adult females grooming and breastfeeding their infants and dominant Silverbacks (group heads) defending their group members, fills one with admiration…

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Final Virunga Mountain Gorilla Census Report Out!

After a robust process, the final census report for the Virunga mountain gorilla census 2015-2016 is finally out! A copy of this report can be accessed at .

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

Anna Behm Masozera – IGCP Director