Eastern gorillasGrauer's Gorilla

Grauer's Gorilla

  • Distribution of the Grauer's gorilla (© Angela Meder). Gorilla number: unsure, possibly ca. 3800

Adoption of Community Development Projects by the Population near Mount Tshiaberimu

July 2017

The term 'adoption of projects' is understood to mean the acceptance of the projects and their integration into local and daily activities on the...[details]

On the Road to Extinction? A Population Estimate of Great Apes in Itombwe

July 2017

Periodic censuses of threatened wildlife populations of high profile species help us to understand their population dynamics, assess the success of...[details]

Protection of Itombwe

May 2017

The Itombwe Nature Reserve is a key site for biodiversity in Africa. Although Grauer’s gorilla numbers have declined drastically, there is still...[details]

Rehabilitating Grauer's Gorillas at GRACE

January 2017

The Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center is the world's only sanctuary for Grauer's gorillas orphaned by poaching and the...[details]

The Virunga Communications Post Installation

January 2017

Security problems in the Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo, have been a severe danger for the park's wildlife and its forests,...[details]

Implication of Local Communities for the Management of Maiko

January 2017

Over several decades, humans cohabited with the organisms in their environment more or less harmoniously. But recently, the use of modern tools in...[details]

Participatory Mapping in the Itombwe Nature Reserve

January 2017

The Itombwe Massif is one of the important areas for biodiversity in the Albertine Region. It is mainly known for the discovery of the eastern...[details]

The Itombwe Forest is now Protected

August 2016

The Itombwe Reserve’s boundaries were formally approved by Provincial decree in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a significant step towards...[details]

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]

Help for Mount Tshiaberimu

July 2016

With its unique mountain forest, Mt Tshiaberimu is part of the Virunga National Park, but despite its great importance for conservation it remains at...[details]

Development Activities in the Vicinity of Mount Tshiaberimu

July 2016

Located close to Virunga National Park, the Sarambwe Reserve and Mount Tshiaberimu are two threatened sites where gorillas still occur. As ecotourism...[details]

Grauer’s Gorilla Population Reduced Dramatically

April 2016

Grauer's gorillas are a subspecies of eastern gorillas and live in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo - an area where fighting between various...[details]

The Conservation of Itombwe Nature Reserve

January 2016

Itombwe Nature Reserve (INR) is a key site for biodiversity in Africa in general and the region of the Albertine Rift in particular (Doumenge &...[details]

Can the Gorillas of Mt. Tshiaberimu Survive?

July 2015

Planting of passion fruit seeds in sacks at the Vurusi nursery

In previous articles we have documented the invaluable support Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe has provided over the years to gorilla and...[details]

The Status of Grauer's Gorilla in the Usala Forest

July 2015

Nkomo mountain which supports gorillas, taken from Rama village (© Stuart Nixon)

The Usala forest sits at the heart of the 30,000 km² Maiko Tayna region of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is among the most...[details]

GRACE Forest Enclosure

July 2015

One of the orphans climbs a tree in the new enclosure (© Andrew Bernard)

Located in the Kasugho region of North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), near the Tayna Nature Reserve, the Gorilla...[details]

Tracking of Grauer's Gorillas in North Kivu

July 2015

A camera trap placed in the forest caught a group of Grauer’s gorillas. (© DFGFI)

The effective protection of a gorilla population requires a solid knowledge of the demography, ecology and behaviour of their social groups. The...[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]

Trees around Tshiaberimu

December 2014

In 2008, a cry for help came from the Mount Tshiaberimu area due to a rush of people cutting wood and producing charcoal. The profitability of this...[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]

Blood Samples from Tshiaberimu Gorillas

July 2013

On a small forested island in the western region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Virunga National Park, a tiny population of Grauer's...[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]

Two New Grauer's Gorillas Orphans

January 2013

Isangi with her caretaker (© Molly Feltner/gorilla doctors)

On September 13, 2012, a young gorilla was brought to the Kahuzi-Biega National Park headquarters by a community conservation group, who claimed to...[details]

DFGF Grauer’s Gorilla Program

January 2013

Biruwe field technicians (© DFGFI)

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund In­ter­na­tio­nal (DFGFI) has expanded its efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to build a new Grauer’s...[details]

Conservation Action Plan in Congo

January 2013

UGADEC region in northeastern Congo

Some of the largest tracts of forest habitat in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo are located in the Walikale and Lubutu territories....[details]

Support of the Simba inside Maiko

January 2013

A meeting of representatives of ICCN, the military and FZS with the Simba (© Eugene Izinga)

The Maiko National Park (MNP) is one of 7 national parks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It was established by Presidential Decree...[details]

Burhinyi Community Forest

July 2012

Approximate position of the Burhinyi Community Forest (© Angela Meder based on a map by Dominique Bikaba)

The Burhinyi Community Forest, located in the South Kivu province of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is one of several patches of...[details]

Extensive Patrols in Maiko

July 2012

Poachers arrested in the park

As part of the monitoring activities taking place In Maiko National Park during the festive period, between Christmas 2011 and the New Year,...[details]

Planting Trees for Gorilla Conservation

January 2012

Schüler in der Baumschule (© Augustin Rwimo)

The population of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo depends on charcoal for cooking. To obtain it, they cut large areas of forest, even in...[details]

Orphaned Gorilla Care

January 2012

Jan Ramer (right) examining Shamavu, who is held by the ranger Shamavu (© Molly Feltner)

Gorilla confiscations are on the rise in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. So far this year 3 eastern lowland, or Grauer’s gorillas have been...[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]

Maiko and the Simba

January 2012

Illegal mining site in the park (© Stuart Nixon/FFI)

The Maiko National Park (MNP) is one of the least known and most biodiverse of all parks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo comprising over...[details]

Searching for Solutions to the Threats to Maiko

January 2012

Camping site of mining workers at the edge of the park (© Paulin Wilondja-As-Ngobobo)

Conservation in the Maiko National Park (MNP) remains difficult: the intensity of threats to the park has not decreased. It is an enormous challenge...[details]

Gorilla Orphans in D. R. Congo

July 2011

Jan Ramer examines wounds on Ndakasi’s hand. (© Molly Feltner/MGVP)

Mountain Gorilla Orphans On November 23, 2010, 9-year-old female Maisha and 7-year-old male Kaboko moved from the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary...[details]

Threats to Maiko National Park 2011

July 2011

Paulin Wilondja-As-Ngobobo with the confiscated Lubutu (© ICCN)

While the Maiko National Park still contains a high biodiversity, it is increasingly obvious that its conservation is still dependent on finding a...[details]

Status of Maiko National Park

December 2010

Transport of a monkey that was killed in the national park (© Paulin Wilondja-as-Ngobobo)

Maiko National Park (MNP) is part of a network of 7 national parks located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The MNP was created in 1970 by...[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]

Tree Nursery on Mt. Tshiaberimu

June 2010

During germination, the seedlings are protected from the sun (© Jean de Dieu Vhosi)

Mount Tshiaberimu is a site that is critical both for conservation and for the development of local communities. It is located in one of the most...[details]

Senkwekwe Centre

June 2010

Ndeze and Ndakasi in the Senkwekwe Centre (© www.gorilla.cd)

The two mountain gorilla orphans Ndeze and Ndakasi grew up in a house in Goma - a town full of dust and noise. These are certainly not suitable...[details]

Survey in Itombwe 2006

December 2009

Itombwe Massif Conservation Landscape (© Angela Meder, Adapted from a map by WCS)

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been undertaking biological inventories in the Itombwe Massif since 1995. This area holds the largest and...[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

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Inventory of Kahuzi-Biega 2006

December 2007

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Community Conservation in Kahuzi-Biega

December 2006

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10 Years on Mt. Tshiaberimu

June 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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Gorillas in Maiko South

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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AFECOGO and UGADEC

December 2003

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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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Training on Mt. Tshiaberimu

December 2000

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Progress Report on Mt. Tshiaberimu

December 1998

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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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Survey of Itombwe

December 1996

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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]

The Mikeno Gorillas 1996

December 1996

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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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Reports from Mt. Tshiaberimu

December 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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The Status of Grauer's Gorilla

June 1998

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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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GRACE Center

June 2010

Ndjingala, who now lives in the GRACE Center (© PASA/DFGFI/Disney/MGVP)

The rumors began in early February 2010: Somewhere in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, an infant gorilla was being offered for sale. Some...[details]

Death on Mt. Tshiaberimu

December 2009

The silverback male Kanindo from the tiny gorilla population on Mt. Tshiaberimu died after falling down a ravine. He was thought to be in his late...[details]

Gorilla Slaughter in Kahuzi-Biega

December 1999

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Conservation of Resources in Kahuzi-Biega

December 1999

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The Mbeli Bai Gorillas

December 1999

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The New Gorilla Reserve at Mbuhi

December 1999

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Situation in Kahuzi-Biega: First half of 2000

June 2000

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Community Project for Conservation

June 2000

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Mt. Tshiaberimu Project 2008

July 2009

The silverback Nzanzu (© The Gorilla Organization)

2008 has been a very difficult year for The Gorilla Organization on Mt Tshiaberimu. In February 2008 the adult female Mughole of the Kipura group...[details]

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]

Another Way to Protect Biodiversity - Community Conservation

December 2008

© André Byamungu

For a number of years the Congolese government has been campaigning in support of endangered animal and plant species, and has created a new...[details]

Gorilla Deaths Spark Fears at Mount Tshiaberimu

June 2008

On 10 May, 2008, Molo, one of just 20 rare gorillas living in the forests of Mount Tshiaberimu, in the northern annex of Virunga National Park,...[details]

Rehabilitating Eastern Gorillas

June 2007

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Construction of a New Patrol Post

June 2006

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The Situation in Maiko 2000

December 2000

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Coltan Boom, Gorilla Bust

February 2001

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World Heritage Animals in Danger

February 2001

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Community Project for Conservation

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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Census in the Tayna Gorilla Reserve

June 2002

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Conservation of Gorillas and Chimpanzees in Itombwe

June 2005

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The World’s Rarest Gorillas

December 1996

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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]

Grauer’s Gorilla Now Critically Endangered

January 2017

During the IUCN World Conservation Congress in September 2016, updates in the Red List of Threatened Species were made public. Not surprising was...[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]