First Mountain Gorilla Births in 2022 Registered in the Region!

Blog | 6/04/22

Three mountain gorilla births have been registered in Virunga National Park. The new arrivals belong to the Adult Females Furahini from Wilungula group, Bazirushaka from Lulengo group and Rubiga from Kabirizi group. According to Virunga National Park Authority, this news provides a ray of hope following a long period (over 6 months) of not
monitoring mountain gorillas due to the insecurity in DRC. Elsewhere in
Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area (Uganda) 1 new birth by Adult Female
Nyabukye from Rushegura group and 5 new births in Volcanoes National
Parks (Rwanda), have been recorded since the year begun (unfortunately 1
baby is reported to have died). Mountain gorilla tourism remains closed in DRC due to the COVID-19 pandemic and insecurity in the area.

The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) currently consists of Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International and the World Wide Fund for Nature. We recognise that the earth's survival is dependent on humanity's ability to maintain a healthy and balanced environment that includes all species of wildlife.