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Survey of the Cross River Gorilla at the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Cameroon

July 2017

In January 2014 I started to study the ecology of Cross River gorillas at the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary (THWS) in collaboration with the local...[details]

The "Walk through the Dja"

January 2017

The conservation action plan for western lowland gorillas and central chimpanzees identifies 18 priority landscapes (IUCN 2014). One of them is the...[details]

Gorilla Folk Filmmaking in the Cross River Headwaters

January 2016

In the Lebialem highlands of Southwest Cameroon, people say that if a hunter kills a gorilla, a person (often a village notable) dies. Connected by a...[details]

Videos with and about Cross River Gorillas

August 2015

Rare Footage of Cross River Gorillas Captured by the Wildlife Conservation Society The Wildlife Conservation Society set up camera traps in the...[details]

Community-led Conservation Action in the Ebo Forest, Cameroon

July 2015

ACTRIFE family photo after the general assembly at Douala

The Ebo forest in Littoral Region, Cameroon harbours a rich biodiversity of primates, including gorillas and chimpanzees. The government of Cameroon...[details]

Oil Palm Plantations in Africa

January 2014

The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) has its origin in West Africa. Palm oil is a common cooking ingredient in equatorial Africa, Southeast Asia and...[details]

Cameroon Loses a Cross River Gorilla

July 2013

On March 1, 2013, the Cameroon conservation community was taken aback when news reached them about the brutal killing of a silverback male of the...[details]

Gorilla Guardian Update

January 2013

Takpe chief receiving WCS in the community (© WCS/Takamanda-Mone Landscape Project)

The Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) is Critically Endangered, with perhaps fewer than 250 individuals remaining within their range,...[details]

New Gorilla Guardians in Cameroon

July 2012

Potential gorilla guardians (© Amelia Stott, WCS Takamanda-Mone Landscape Project)

The Cross River gorillas in Cameroon need our help again! We received a request from Christopher Jameson, the Director of the WCS project for the...[details]

Club des Amis des Gorilles

July 2012

His Majesty the Paramount Chief of Ndokbiakat (the Ebo region) addressing delegates at the first Ebo Chief’s meeting, in June 2011 (© ZSSD/Abwe Abwe)

An isolated population of gorillas lives in the Ebo forest, Cameroon, between the Cross River gorillas and the western lowland gorillas south of the...[details]

Action Plan for Cross River Gorillas

July 2012

Cross River gorilla Action Plan workshop session (© Sean Southey)

In 2007 IUCN published a five-year (2007–2011) regional Action Plan for the conservation of the Cross River gorilla Gorilla gorilla diehli (Oates et...[details]

Cross River Gorilla Video

May 2012

The Wildlife Conservation Society caught a group of Cross River gorillas on video for the first time - in the Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon. »...[details]

Ebo: Clubs des Amis des Gorilles

April 2012

Near the Ebo forest, Bethan Morgan and Ekwoge Enang Abwe are starting to develop “Clubs des Amis des Gorilles” in each of the villages closest to the...[details]

Tribute to Ymke Warren

June 2010

Ymke Warren during her observation of the mountain gorillas in Rwanda

We are grateful for this opportunity to shed a little light on an exceptional life that was dedicated to the study and conservation of Africa's...[details]

Annelies Begas: Limbe 2010

November 2010

Limbe, Kamerun (© Annelies Begas)

In March/April 2008 I visited the mountain gorillas in Uganda (Bwindi Impenetrable National Park) and Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park). In Kibale...[details]

Gorillas of the Ebo Forest - Conservation

June 2010

Map of the proposed Ebo National Park (© Angela Meder, adapted from a map by Bethan Morgan)

In November 2002 a population of gorillas was "discovered" in the Ebo forest of southwestern Cameroon, less than 100 km north of the Sanaga...[details]

Gorilla Guardians in Cameroon 2009

December 2009

Peter Tipa, Moses Takia and hunter Prince Ebole with a gorilla nest (© WCS Takamanda-Mone Landscape Project, Cameroon)

Faced with the challenge of improving the monitoring of unprotected Cross River gorilla sites in Cameroon, the Gorilla Guardian community-based...[details]

Genetic Diversity: Cross River Gorillas

July 2009

Distribution of the Cross River Gorilla (© Angela Meder, mit Informationen von Rich Bergl)

Conservation research on gorillas has, to date, mainly focused on demographic factors, human impacts, and the influence of disease. Genetic data have...[details]

A New Approach to Gorilla Conservation: "Gorilla Guardians"

December 2008

Potential gorilla guardians (© Amelia Stott, WCS Takamanda-Mone Landscape Project)

A new community-based approach to the conservation of some of the most remote (and hence least protected) groups of Cross River gorillas is currently...[details]

Construction of a Ranger Post

September 2006

A new patrol post for the rangers (© Andrew Dunn)

In Bumaji (Cross River National Park) a new patrol post for the ranger was funded by us.[details]

Kagwene-Gorillas

June 2008

The WCS research camp and eco-guard post perched on the forest edge at 1,800 m above sea level. Cross River gorilla monitoring and protection activities are coordinated from this camp. (© WCS, Aaron Nicholas)

The government of Cameroon announced on the 3rd of April 2008 the creation of the world's first sanctuary exclusively for the Cross River gorilla,...[details]

The Gorillas of the Ebo Forest, Cameroon

June 2008

The mountains of the Ebo Forest near Locndeng (© Bethan Morgan)

Cameroon is an important country for both gorillas and chimpanzees. To the south of the Sanaga River, western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla...[details]

Equipment for Gorilla Census

March 2008

Local porters carry the survey equipment through the forest (© Pius Nkumba, WCS TMLP)

For their patrols in the Sarambwe Reserve during one year the rangers were provided with food rations. Related News:Additional Support when the...[details]

Genetic Analysis in the Cross River Gorilla

June 2007

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Cross-Sanaga-Gorillas

June 2006

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Habitat Protection for Cross River Gorillas

December 2005

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

The Gorillas of the Ebo Forest

June 2004

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

Protection Strategies for Cross River Gorillas

December 2003

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

Gorillas in the Takamanda Reserve

June 1999

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Cross River Gorilla Subspecies

December 1999

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Additional Support for Cameroon

July 2009

Survey team getting ready to depart (© Aaron Nicholas, WCS TMLP)

When viewed on a clear day from a rocky mountain top high above the montane forest cloaked slopes of the Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, the landscape in...[details]

A GIS Habitat Map for the Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon

December 2008

Kagwene monitoring (© Ymke Warren)

The Cross River gorilla is the most endangered of all great ape taxa, and its rare and increasingly fragmented populations continue to be threatened...[details]

Wildlife Crime in Cameroon and Operations' Impact

December 2008

Abong Mbang, January 2008 (© LAGA)

Illegal trade in apes is an issue that has suffered from great confusion and lack of knowledge for a very long time. While endless popular bushmeat...[details]

The Power of Local Stories in Lebialem, Cameroon

December 2008

© Denis Ndeloh

Cross River gorillas are found in isolated forest blocks including the Bechati-Fossimondi-Besali forest area in Lebialem Division, southwest...[details]

Gorillas of Takamanda, Mbulu and Mone

February 2001

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Conservation of Great Apes in Cameroon

December 2001

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Affinities of the Ebo Forest Gorillas

December 2005

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

Good News for the Cross River Gorillas?

June 2002

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Wildlife Law Enforcement in Cameroon

December 2004

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

The Gorilla in the Nyanga Tradition

December 2003

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

Shifting Trend of Ape Trafficking

January 2013

Wildlife law enforcement operation in East of Cameroon led to arrest of traffickers in gorilla parts. (© LAGA)

In recent years, the trafficking of Afri­ca's apes has evolved into a highly organized criminal activity, but the situation has remained largely...[details]

World's Rarest Gorilla Finds Sanctuary

June 2008

The WCS research camp and eco-guard post perched on the forest edge at 1,800 m above sea level. Cross River gorilla monitoring and protection activities are coordinated from this camp. (© WCS, Aaron Nicholas)

The government of Cameroon announced on the 3rd of April 2008 the creation of the world's first sanctuary exclusively for the Cross River gorilla,...[details]