Loving your ‘Enemy’: The Reality of Human Wildlife Conflict in Gitenderi

How do you even manage to love and protect the same animals that trouble and destroy your gardens, we asked the group of conservation activists – Gitenderi Protect Environment group.  As hard as it can be, the community living around Mgahinga gorilla national park have managed to live in harmony with the destroyers of their…

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Celebrating a Job well done!

22nd March was a day well spent in the forest of Bwindi Impenetrable national park! IGCP in collaboration with Uganda Wildlife Authority joined by other census participants celebrated collaborative efforts and work well done by the participants of the Bwindi- Sarambwe 2018 census. The census that was conducted in two sweeps – March – May…

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A Great Sixth TAG Meeting

An exciting two days of program review and planning were enjoyed by the participants of the IGCP sixth Technical Advisory Group meeting. The team of about eighteen coalition members and IGCP staff shared updates on accomplished actions since the last TAG meeting in 2018 and also conducted parallel field visits to IGCP supported projects  (park…

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Water Stressed Villages around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to Increase Rainwater Harvesting Capacity

Twelve community rain water harvesting tanks are close to completion in 10 villages   bordering Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda.  The 10 villages are some of the water stressed areas in Nyarusiza and Muramba sub counties in Kisoro district, Uganda.  Although densely populated Nyarusiza and Muramba sub counties have about 18 % and 16% of water…

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Maximizing Conservation Out-Puts; What Contribution Can Women Make?

Moving around this very cold village in Ruhija tourism sector in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park,  several things captivated my attention; female rangers clad in heavy army green uniforms and heavy boots rushing to report to duty, women carrying their babies on the back going to their gardens adjacent to the park boundary, women and children…

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20th Edition of the Silverback Standard Newsletter, Out and Exciting!

The 20th edition of the Silverback Standard newsletter is out; in this new edition IGCP Newsletter December 2018 – English IGCP features perceptions and experiences of the different census partners and the role of team work at IGCP in delivering a successful census exercise. We invite you to read and hope it is to your…

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Sweep Two of Bwindi – Sarambwe Census Complete!

Well done to the census field teams, partners and funders. IGCP is grateful to every one of these for making this happen. Regardless of the numerous challenges including, bad weather, difficult steep and slippery terrain the census field teams stayed on course penetrating the impenetrable Bwindi forest until the completion of the second sweep of…

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FROM CRITICALLY ENDANGERED TO ENDANGERED!

Since 1996 the Mountain Gorilla according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been classified as Critically Endangered. Today, the IUCN has announced that the mountain gorilla is now re-classified as Endangered. Thanks to the effective efforts of all conservation stakeholders, together we are making progress. Whereas this signals an improvement, the…

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EXPERIENCING CONSERVATION AT DIFFERENT LEVELS AND IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

Prosper Uwingeli, Chief Park Warden, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda My experience with wildlife began when I was a little kid, born in one of the villages of Ngoma District near Akagera National Park in Rwanda where interactions with animals are common. One scenario I vividly remember was when poachers chased a duiker until it took…

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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