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Bwindi Apes Conservation Education Partnership

July 2016

The Bwindi Apes Conservation Education Partnership (BACEP) is a collaborative project of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology...[details]

Feeding Competition in Female Bwindi Mountain Gorillas

January 2016

All animals - including humans - must eat to survive. The energy derived from food is necessary to sustain basic metabolic and muscle functions,...[details]

Rukina - Life Summary

July 2015

Rukina (© Martha M. Robbins/MPI-EVAN)

We estimate that Rukina was born around 1984. He was well identified as a group member of the Kyagurilo Group in the late 1990s when he was a young...[details]

Ranging on Community Land and Crop-Raiding by Bwindi Gorillas

July 2015

Getting ready to start the vegetation sampling outside Bwindi with the vegetation team (Philemon Tumwesigye, Christopher Byaruhanga, Emmanuel Tibenda and Nicole Seiler) (© Nicole Seiler)

Conflict between people and animals is one of the main threats to the continued survival of many wildlife species and also represents risks to local...[details]

Equitable Conservation for Bwindi's Gorillas

December 2014

Mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetra­ble National Park, Uganda, live in one of the poorest regions of Africa. This creates a major challenge for...[details]

Two Leading Silverbacks Die

June 2014

Mishaya, the leader of the Mishaya group, died on 3 February, 2014 at the age of 28 years after a short illness. Preliminary results indicate that...[details]

History of Habituated Gorillas in Bwindi

June 2014

Habituation of wild gorillas has long been a useful tool for research and conservation programs. Decisions to habituate gorillas typically reflect a...[details]

Conservation Messages Through Films

June 2014

Conservation education acts as a bridge between researchers and com­munity members by taking research and turning it into fun and engaging...[details]

Gorilla Tourism - a Social Perspective

June 2014

Gorilla tourism and conservation can­not be sustained if it is not supported by fringe communities around the parks. Gorilla ecotourism areas are...[details]

Bwindi Gorilla Number Increased to 400

November 2012

The census team working (© IGCP)

A census of the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park conducted in 2011 confirms a minimum population of 400 gorillas, raising the world...[details]

The 7-metre Gorilla Tracking Regulation

July 2012

An UWA ranger informs gorilla tourist on the correct behaviour. (© Allison C. Hanes)

The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is listed as Critically Endangered (C1) by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature...[details]

Human–Wildlife Conflict Management in the Virunga area

July 2012

Banana plant destroyed by gorillas at the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (© Michele Goldsmith)

Human–wildlife conflict is a major conservation and management issue wherever people and wildlife coexist. It can take many forms, including the...[details]

Sarambwe Reserve Support Project by VONA

July 2011

Ranger patrol on a trail that marks the boundary of the Sarambwe Reserve (© Augustin Rwimo)

The Sarambwe Reserve Integrated Management Support Project ran from 2009 to early 2011. The project was funded by IUCN France and B&RD and...[details]

Mondberge visits Ruhija

January 2012

Uganda, June 2011: After our fascinat­ing hike through the Ruwenzoris and a short safari in the Queen Elizabeth National Park we were looking forward...[details]

Signs of Success in Sarambwe

December 2010

Discussion between the population, VONA, ICCN and MONUSCO in Satambwe (© Claude Sikubwabo)

Conservation of the Sarambwe Reserve has faced many difficulties for many years: security problems, invasions of foreign nationals, and a lack of...[details]

History of Mountain Gorilla Research

June 2009

Titus in 1974, 2 days old, in the arms of his mother Flossie (© Kelly Stewart)

Fifty years ago, in 1959, George Schaller left New York for Africa to begin a study of mountain gorillas that would have lasting impact. His year of...[details]

Initiation of an Aid Project

December 2009

Relaxing after the seven displays have been put up in Ruhija. Left: Martha Robbins, right: Andreas Klotz (© www.mondberge.com)

The project "Mountains of the Moon" was founded in the middle of 2008, with the aim of contributing to the protection of species through...[details]

Exclusion from Sarambwe

December 2009

Map of the Sarambwe Reserve with places mentioned in the article (© Angela Meder, adapted from a map by WWF/PeVi)

Five protected areas within the Virunga landscape are of great value, both from a conservation and tourism perspective. These areas are the Virunga...[details]

Emergency Funding in Virunga

July 2009

Mikeno rangers with snares they collected during a patrol in January 2009 (© IGCP)

From early 2007, security in mountain gorilla habitats has been highly volatile due to the long-lasting war in the eastern Democratic Republic of the...[details]

Bacterial Exchange

July 2009

Members of the Rushegura group visiting a lodge in Buhoma (© Uwe Kribus)

The nature and frequency of human contact with wild primates is changing as a result of hunting, human encroachment on wildlife habitats, research,...[details]

Bwindi: Genetic Population

July 2009

Map of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with the locations of gorilla groups found during the census. Stars denote lone silverbacks whereas circles represent groups. The size of the circle corresponds to group size. Each group and lone silverback is labeled with a unique identifier tag. Groups and silverbacks that were double-counted during the census are shown in bold and connected by a line. (© reprinted with permission from Elsevier)

Accurate population size estimates are an essential part of every effective management plan for conserving endangered species. Censusing rare and...[details]

Training of HuGo Members

October 2008

In the villages close to the gorilla national parks in Uganda and Rwanda, HuGo (Human-Gorilla Conflict Intervention) teams are working to improve the...[details]

Conflict with the Nkuringo Group

June 2008

The silverback Safari (© Michele Goldsmith)

The Nkuringo group ranges at the edge of the southeastern part of Bwindi. Its habituation started in 1996 and it was not completed until 1998; the...[details]

Sweaters for Rangers

January 2008

Rangers of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park with new sweaters (© Carlos Schuler)

The rangers of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, of the Mikeno Sector in the Virunga National Park and of the Volcano National Park received green...[details]

Gorilla Population in Bwindi Increases

June 2007

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

HuGo in Uganda

June 2006

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Printing of a Gorilla Book for Schools

October 2005

Pupils studying the book "A day in gorillaland"

Waltraud Ndagijimana wrote the book "A day in gorillaland" for English lessons at schools near the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park; we...[details]

Impacts of Habituation for Ecotourism

June 2005

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

Bwindi Gorilla Diet

December 2004

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

20th Anniversary of the BRD

June 2004

A meeting of the board of directors in 1984: Manfred Hartwig, Rolf Brunner and Paul-Hermann Bürgel.

In 1983, Paul-Hermann Bürgel, a great animal lover, spent his holidays on one of his world trips. This time he crossed Africa from north to south....[details]

Conservation Through Public Health

June 2004

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

10 Years of Gorilla Tourism in Mgahinga

June 2004

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

Scabies in Bwindi

December 2000

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Visit to Mgahinga

December 1996

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

New Gorilla Census in Bwindi 1997

December 1997

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park 1997

December 1997

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Max-Walter Baumgärtel Is Dead

June 1998

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Memories of Walter Baumgärtel

June 1998

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Gorillas in Mgahinga National Park

December 1998

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Rules and Reality of Gorilla Tracking

June 2007

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Construction of a New Patrol Post

June 2006

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

15 Years Bwindi-Impenetrable National Park

June 2006

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Outbreak of Mange in Bwindi

February 2001

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Habituation of Bwindi Gorillas

February 2001

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]