Protected areasKahuzi-Biega

Kahuzi Biega National Park

  • Parc National de Kahuzi-Biega (© Angela Meder)

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Conservation status:
National Park, World Heritage Site

Area:
6000 km²

Height:
Kahuzi: 3308 m,
Biega: 2790 m

Gorillas:
Grauer’s gorillas,
number unknown

Gorilla tourism:
possible

Ape Dung to Restore Degraded and Fragmented Forest Habitats

July 2016

Though restoring forest is not a substitute to preserve intact forest, for sites where large parts of the forest have already been cleared, restoring...[details]

Maiko National Park Progress Report

January 2015

Taking notes at a gorilla nest in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (© FZS)

Maiko National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo, lies in one of the most remote forest areas in the world. It is an incredible wilderness area,...[details]

Getting off the "in Danger" List: Kahuzi-Biega

June 2014

The Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP) has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. Since 1997, it has been on the list of World Heritage Sites...[details]

Communities Get Involved in Gorilla Protection

July 2013

The conservation of our gorillas can only be safeguarded through good governance, involving all stakeholders among the local communities resident in...[details]

A Visit to Kahuzi-Biega

July 2013

The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is located in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the big city of Bukavu on the southern shore of...[details]

Key Species Monitoring Plan for Kahuzi-Biega

January 2012

Range areas of the gorilla groups (© Radar Birhashirwa Nishuli)

A monitoring plan for gorillas and elephants has just been launched in the highland sector of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP). Its pur­pose is...[details]

Employee Health in Kahuzi-Biega

June 2010

A ranger has his EHP health check (© MGVP)

Historically, the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project (MGVP), in collaboration with host country national wildlife, natural resource and/or tourism...[details]

Mufanzala and Birindwa Groups

December 2009

The gorilla statue with the Vice-Governor of South Kivu, Jean Claude Kibala (the 4th person from the left) (© Radar Nishuli/Parc National de Kahuzi-Biega)

After the death of the two silverbacks of these gorilla groups on March 26th and May 30th 2009, respectively, several friends of the gorillas of the...[details]

Mufanzala

July 2009

Mufanzala's body as the rangers found it

On March 26th, 2009, the rangers and trackers of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP) made the tragic discovery of the corpse of the silverback...[details]

The Liberation of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park Corridor

June 2008

Encroachment of the corridor (© Angela Meder, adapted from a map by WWF/ICCN/BEGO)

The liberation of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP) corridor requires decisiveness and cooperation from the Congolese State, and also from 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]

News from Kahuzi-Biega 2007

June 2007

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Inventory of Kahuzi-Biega 2006

December 2007

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Community Conservation in Kahuzi-Biega

December 2006

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Support of Urgent Needs of the Local Population

July 2006

The Mwami (traditional chief) in front of the community meeting house (© Carlos Schuler)

In the surroundings of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park's corridor, community committees discussed the most urgent needs. According to their priority...[details]

The Silverback Mugaruka

June 2006

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Computers and Printer

January 2006

A computer for the management of Kahuzi-Biega (© Carlos Schuler)

The office of the Kahuzi-Biega National Parks received two computers and a printer.[details]

News from Kahuzi-Biega 2005

December 2005

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Another Twin Birth in Kahuzi-Biega

June 2005

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Post-Conflict Inventory of Kahuzi-Biega

June 2005

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Infanticides in Kahuzi-Biega

December 2004

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News from Kahuzi-Biega

June 2004

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The Disappearance of Mishebere

December 2003

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Children Fight for Gorilla Conservation

February 2002

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News from Kahuzi-Biega: Second Half of 2000

December 2000

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Maheshe's Tragic End

December 1995

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The Kahuzi-Biega National Park 1995

June 1995

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Situation in the Babira Bakwame Area, Kahuzi-Biega Park

December 2010

Cassiterite bags ready to be shipped to Bukavu and Goma (© Isidore Kikukama Mupenda, WWF)

The Kasese region contains the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP), the Maïko National Park and various forests that are not gazetted as protected...[details]

Pygmies in Kahuzi-Biega

December 1996

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Research on Gorillas and Chimpanzees

June 1997

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The Death of a Patriarch

June 1997

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Mushamuka's Story

December 1997

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Nindja is Dead

December 1997

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Endoparasites in Gorillas and Humans

December 1997

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Progress at the Kahuzi-Biega Park

June 1998

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News from Kahuzi-Biega 1998

December 1998

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Impact of Sericostachys scandens

December 2010

Sericostachys scandens in Nyungwe National Park, showing the recent die-off. Left: 20 January 2010, right: 27 October 2010 (© Paul Scholte)

In November, 2004, WCS and ICCN teams surveyed the highland sector of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park where they found at least 168 gorillas. The...[details]

Gorilla Slaughter in Kahuzi-Biega

December 1999

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Conservation of Resources in Kahuzi-Biega

December 1999

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Situation in Kahuzi-Biega: First half of 2000

June 2000

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A New Gorilla Group in Kahuzi-Biega

December 2008

The history of the "new gorilla group" in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park dates from 2004 when WCS conducted a survey of the area. During...[details]

Coltan Boom, Gorilla Bust

February 2001

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World Heritage Animals in Danger

February 2001

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Training for Kahuzi Guides

December 2001

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POPOF’s Artisan Program

June 2005

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Great Ape Trafficking Around Kahuzi-Biega National Park

June 2002

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New Gorilla Census in Kahuzi-Biega 2010

June 2011

Chimanuka and one of his offspring (© Angela Meder)

A census team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) in Kahuzi-Biega...[details]

Gorilla Nest Types in Kahuzi-Biega

January 2017

All species of great apes construct night nests; sometimes in trees and sometimes on the ground. This article is based on daily long-term...[details]

Community Conservation Is More Beneficial for the Park and Local Communities

July 2017

This is a quote regularly heard among communities around the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after...[details]