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One of the Biggest Ape Traffickers of Africa Arrested

July 2017

Abdourahamane Sidibé, a major wildlife trafficker of Guinean nationality, was arrested on 18 February 2017 in Conakry in a special operation by...[details]

First Twins Born to Habituated Western Lowland Gorillas

January 2017

At the end of January 2016 the Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas complex in the Central African Republic recorded the first ever western lowland gorilla...[details]

Gorilla Habituation for Research and Tourism in Loango

January 2017

Two components of gorilla conservation are research and tourism. Research provides the baseline information concerning the natural ecological and...[details]

Seed Dispersal by Western Lowland Gorillas: from Fruits to Seedlings

July 2016

African tropical rainforests, the second most important biodiversity refuge after the Amazonian basin, host a multitude of plant species. The...[details]

Using Remote Video Camera Traps for Multi-Species Assessments in Gabon

July 2015

Camera trap (© Josephine Head)

Accurate population assessments of endangered species are of great importance for determining conservation priorities and measuring the success of...[details]

Update: Conflict in the Central African Republic

December 2014

The Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas (DSPA), located in the southwestern Central African Republic (CAR) and the northern edge of the Congo basin, is...[details]

Can the Mayombe Forest be Saved?

November 2013

The Mayombe forest ("Maiombe" in Angola. "Mayombe" in Congo and DRC, and as agreed in the transfrontier context, and...[details]

Park Protects Swamp Dwelling Gorillas

July 2013

Swampy forest with Marantaceae

In 2000, WCS Senior Conservationist, and National Geographic explorer, Mike Fay set off on his now famous MegaTransect through the forests of Central...[details]

Gorillas in the Dimonika Biosphere Reserve

July 2013

Approaching the Dimonika Biosphere Reserve

Designated in 1988 under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program, Dimonika Biosphere Reserve is located in the central Mayombe Mountain chain in the...[details]

Guide Refresher Training at Bai Hokou and Mongambe

January 2013

The Primate Habituation Programme (PHP) in the Central African Republic is an integral part of the conservation activities of Dzanga-Sangha Protected...[details]

Orphan Gorilla Confiscation in Equatorial Guinea

January 2013

Equatorial Guinea is experiencing a dramatic oil-fuelled economic boom which over the last decade has in­creased incomes, encouraged urban migration...[details]

The Bambidie Gorillas

January 2013

Female and offspring in the bai

The Bambidie Gorilla Project (BGP), founded in 2008, aims to preserve a population of western lowland go­ril­las, between the villages of...[details]

Transboundary Collaboration in Mayombe

July 2012

The Mayombe area

The Mayombe forest, part of the Guineo-Congolian biome, forms the south-western part of the tropical rainforest in the Congo Basin, and the southern...[details]

Feeding Ecology of Sympatric Apes

January 2012

A silverback gorilla looking for fruits in Loango (© Josephine Head)

Examining dietary composition and overlap between species living within the same environment is important for improving our understanding of their...[details]

Gorillas in Deng-Deng

July 2011

Location of the Deng Deng and Mbam et Djerem National Parks in Cameroon and Gorilla gorilla gorilla distribution (© Angela Meder (information: Fiona Maisels)

Deng Deng - Previous Surveys In 1998 an environmental impact survey of a proposed oil pipeline route from Chad to Cameroon was commissioned by the...[details]

Wildlife Trafficking in Gabon

July 2011

Chimpanzee and gorilla hands confiscated during the operation in January 2011 (© Luc Mathot)

The critical situation of the elephants and the great apes, and their role in the regeneration of the tropical forest, are well documented and...[details]

Response to Oil Prospecting in Gabon

December 2010

A hole for the dynamite is prepared. (© Luisa Rabanal)

As the world's oil reserves continue to decline, interest from major petroleum companies in the largely unexploited reserves of African oil...[details]

Readaptation of an Injured Juvenile

December 2010

Petit Ngoû before the injury (15 August 2008) (© Chieko Ando)

Since 2003, we have been trying to habituate western gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) for the purpose of scientific research in Moukalaba-Doudou...[details]

Bai Hokou

June 2010

Shelly Masi with Makumba (© Ngombo Diedone)

The south-western region of the Central African Republic includes one of the most pristine tropical forests in the whole of Africa. Located in the...[details]

Western Gorilla Life History

December 2009

Side profiles of gorillas of different life-history classes. The two photos in each row present a typical example of the life-history classes used in this study (from top: infang, juvenile, subadult, blackback, young silverback and adult female/adult silverback (© Thomas Breuer)

Gorillas are known among the great apes for their fast life history patterns. In zoos it is common for female gorillas to give birth before reaching...[details]

Western Gorilla Tourism

June 2009

Silverback activity budget by human group type (© Chloe Hodgkinson)

Following the widely perceived success of mountain gorilla tourism, there has been increasing interest in developing tourism based on the observation...[details]

New Gorilla Population Estimates in Northern Republic of Congo

December 2008

Petunia with her son Asta while visiting Mbeli Bai (© Thomas Breuer)

On 5 August, 2008, at the XXII International Primatological Society Congress in Edinburgh, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced the...[details]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Ape Research and Tourism

June 2008

The behaviour of free-ranging chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) has been studied in the Taï National Park in Côte d'Ivoire since 1979. Three communities...[details]

First Observation of the Birth of a Western Gorilla in the Wild

June 2008

Mowane riding on Malui’s back (© Kate Bracewell)

On the 4th December 2007, staff of the Dzanga-Sangha's Primate Habituation Programme (PHP) witnessed the birth of a new gorilla infant into the...[details]

Club Ebobo

June 2008

Club Ebobo

Gorilla populations throughout Western Equatorial Africa are rapidly declining. Illegal bushmeat hunting and the lack of law enforcement are seen as...[details]

Orphan Gorilla Reintroduction

June 2007

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Conservation of Gorillas in Mbeli Bai

December 2007

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Western Gorilla Tourism

December 2006

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How Insectivorous Are Gorillas?

December 2006

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The Maiombe Forest in Cabinda

June 2005

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JGI in the Mengamé Reserve

December 2003

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Tourism in Dzanga-Sangha

February 2001

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Gorilla Conservation in Río Muni

June 1998

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Human Impact on Gorilla Behaviour

June 2010

Leanne Van der Weyde viewing the gorillas (© Michelle Klailova)

Western lowland gorilla tourism exists on a considerably smaller scale than that of the high profile mountain gorillas. Yet the successful...[details]

Gorilla tourism in Central Africa

June 1999

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Obituary: Jordi Sabater Pí

December 2009

(© col. Sabater)

The ethologist Jordi Sabater Pí, Professor Emeritus at the Universitat de Barcelona and one of the internationally best-known Spanish scientists,...[details]

The Mbeli Bai Gorillas

December 1999

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Gorilla Studies in Nouabalé-Ndoki

December 1999

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Gorillas in the Odzala National Park

December 1999

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Moukalaba-Doudou

July 2009

The silverback Papa Gentil in Group Gentil (Sept. 2007) (© Chieko Ando)

Since 1999, a long-term survey of gorillas and chimpanzees has been conducted by Kyoto University in Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon. The...[details]

PALF

July 2009

The confiscated gorilla (© Luc Mathot)

The aim of PALF (Projet d'Appui à l'Application de la Loi sur la Faune Sauvage) is the legal protection of endangered species of the Congo Republic...[details]

Possible Goundou in Gorillas

December 2008

Specimen A (© Colin Groves)

It is generally recognised that naturally occurring treponematosis is found in some African nonhuman primates. In addition, bone lesions of...[details]

Educational Activities in the Republic of Congo

June 2008

School visit (© PPG-Congo)

Following on from its success with gorilla reintroductions and protected area management, the PPG (Projet Protection des Gorilles)-Congo has...[details]

Orphan Gorilla Reintroduction

February 2001

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Great Ape Hunting in Lobeke

February 2001

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Conservation of Western Lowland Gorillas

December 2005

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Reintroduced Gorillas

June 2005

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Gorillas Frequenting the Mongambe Bais

December 2002

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Tri-National de la Sangha

December 2002

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Gorilla Killers Arrested in Congo

June 2011

Hands of gorillas killed by a poacher in northern Congo (© PROGEPP – Projet Gestion des Ecosystèmes Périphériques au Parc National Nouabalé-Ndoki)

Two men were recently arrested in the Kabo forestry concession in northern Republic of Congo for hunting a gorilla. The hunt was carried out during...[details]

The Aspinall Foundation's Project in Gabon

June 2011

Sophie with Antsia, Mbundu and Tonga (© PPG Gabon)

Over the last 12 years, UK-charity The Aspinall Foundation has been running a unique western lowland gorilla rehabilitation and...[details]