Threats & ProtectionProtective Measures

Protective Measures

How can Gorillas be protected?

  • Claude Sikubwabo with an Erythrina tree to mark the boundary of the Sarambwe Reserve (© Claude Sikubwabo)

Individual conservation measures need to be planned in response to individual threats. In addition, it is very important to know the local conditions and to integrate these into the planning process. Measures that were successful in one place do not necessarily work equally well somewhere else. It is therefore of paramount importance for conservation organisations to work together with people who are very familiar with the local conditions.

Conservation and Sensitization Activities at Sarambwe Reserve: April 2016 to March 2017

July 2017

In the Sarambwe Reserve, conservation and sensitization activities have been carried out mainly by the trackers and the troops based in Sarambwe (a...[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]

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]

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]

Improving Law Enforcement Monitoring in the Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary

July 2016

The Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary (AMWS) in Nigeria is the western-most Cross River gorilla site and home to about 10 % of the total Cross...[details]

Clean Water for Cross River Conservation; Rangers on the Frontlines

July 2016

In a previous article, we documented bushmeat trafficking out of West/Central Africa for sale in underground markets in Europe and North America....[details]

Development Activities in the Vicinity of the Sarambwe Reserve

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]

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]

Going the "SMART" Way in Nigeria and Cameroon

January 2016

The Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) is new and improved software for measuring, evaluating and improving the effectiveness of wildlife...[details]

The Sarambwe Reserve: Current Developments and Threats

January 2016

This article documents activities implemented in the Sarambwe Reserve and the almost continuous threats to the conservation of the reserve. It is...[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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Conservation in Sarambwe Returns to Normal

June 2014

The Sarambwe Reserve is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, adjacent to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Since the arrival...[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]

The Work of Art of Conservation

November 2013

Singing Amahoro (peace) at Rushubi School in Musanze, Rwanda (© Art of Conservation)

Art of Conservation (AoC) is pleased to celebrate our first 7 years of successful creative learning and community development programs about...[details]

The Sarambwe Reserve and the War

January 2014

It has been approximately two decades since Sarambwe Forest descended into chaos, with the potential to end in the degradation of its ecosystems or...[details]

Second Gorillas Across Africa Workshop

July 2013

Following a successful first edition of the Gorillas Across Africa Workshop in Uganda in 2011, a second workshop was organized in 2012 by the Max...[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]

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]

Renovation of Afi Sanctuary Headquarters

February 2013

The Headquarter before renovation (© WCS Nigeria)

We transferred the first funds for project support in 2013: Andrew Dunn, our partner at WCS Nigeria, had asked us to fund the renovation of the Afi...[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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Information Sharing for Gorilla Conservation: a Workshop in Ruhija

January 2012

The participants of the gorilla conservation workshop

Gorilla conservationists and re­search­ers working on the ground at different sites often face the challenge of accessing valuable yet unpublished...[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]

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]

Renovation Afi Base

June 2011

The new sleeping shed at Afi Base Camp (© Inaoyom Imong)

Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary is the most westerly of three sites in Nigeria where Cross River gorillas occur, the other two sites being the Mbe...[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]

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]

Approaches to Saving Gorillas in Nigeria

December 2010

WCS education coordinator, Mark Otu (right), hands over the keys of a snail pen to one of the project beneficiaries, John Kidze, as he receives hunting gear from him (© WCS)

Cross River gorillas face diverse threats resulting from high human population densities around the areas they inhabit. Efforts to save these...[details]

EAZA Ape Campaign

December 2010

In 2011, European zoos will conduct a campaign for the conservation of apes. The campaign will have two targets: collecting 1 million euros for...[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]

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]

Conservation in Sarambwe

June 2009

This motorcycle was donated with funds of the Apenheul Primate Conservation Trust (© Claude Sikubwabo Kiyengo)

From its establishment in 1952 the Rutshuru Hunting Reserve included the Sarambwe hills until its recognition as the Sarambwe Special Reserve in...[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]

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]

Alternatives for Hunters

December 2009

Hunters demonstrate with bee suit and veil during training on bee-keeping in Butatong (© Louis Nkonyu)

As part of our efforts to improve the protection of the critically endangered Cross River Gorilla in Nigeria, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)...[details]

Bushmeat Investigation Trip

December 2009

Logging concessions around the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park (© Angela Meder)

Republic of Congo: in March 2009 I made a tour of the various markets in Ouesso, and for the first time realized the real ubiquity of bushmeat in...[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]

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]

Nigeria: Cross River Gorillas

July 2009

The new camp in Mbe is constructed (© Andrew Dunn)

Improving Gorilla Protection in the Mbe MountainsCovering an area of about 80 km² the Mbe Mountains is one of three sites in Nigeria where gorillas...[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]

Compasses and GPS Devices for the Rangers

September 2009

Our assistant Claude Sikubwabo hands over compasses and GPS devices to the ICCN (© Claude Sikubwabo)

For the Mikeno Sector we handed over this urgently needed equipment to the Virunga National Park administration.[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]

Food for Patrols

November 2008

For their patrols in the Sarambwe Reserve during one year the rangers were provided with food rations.[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]

Digital Cameras

September 2008

We donated two digital cameras to the rangers of the Mikeno Sector (Virunga National Park) for gorilla monitoring.[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]

Conservation in the Mbe Mountains, Nigeria

June 2008

The Mbe eco-guards (© Andrew Dunn)

The Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) is Africa's most endangered taxon of ape, threatened by bushmeat hunting, conversion of forest for...[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]

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]

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]

Binoculars for the rangers

May 2008

For their work in the Sarambwe Reserve the rangers received two high-quality binoculars.[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]

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]

Uniforms for the Virunga National Park and the Sarambwe Reserve

September 2007

Uniforms for the Virunga National Park and the Sarambwe Reserve (© Claude Sikubwabo)

The rangers of the Mikeno Sector and the Sarambwe Reserve received complete uniforms with patches.[details]

Gorilla Population in Bwindi Increases

June 2007

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

5 questions for gorilla conservation

December 2007

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Activities of the IGCP on Mikeno

December 2007

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Rain Jackets for the Rangers

January 2007

Rangers in Rwanda with rain jackets

In the Mikeno Sector of the Virunga National Park and in the Volcano National Park the rangers received high-quality rain jackets from us.[details]

Community Conservation in Kahuzi-Biega

December 2006

Nur im PDF des Gorilla-Journals verfügbar[details]

Rain Jackets and Backpacks for the Rangers

November 2006

Rangers received urgently needed equipment from us.[details]

Construction of a Base Camp

October 2006

Base camp in the Mbe Mountains (© Andrew Dunn)

In the Mbe Reserve a base camp was constructed with our donation. Related News:News from Nigeria[details]

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]

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]

Habitat Protection for Cross River Gorillas

December 2005

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

Conservation Law Enforcement Training

December 2005

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]

Low Wall High Impact

December 2004

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

Conservation Through Public Health

June 2004

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

Children Fight for Gorilla Conservation

February 2002

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

Tree Nurseries in Schools

January 2012

Students in the tree nursery (© Augustin Rwimo)

Can they Make a Contribution to Conservation? Everything developed as a result of lessons learnt from two concurrent projects: the project for the...[details]

Law Enforcement Ensures Great Ape Survival

January 2012

Rangers on patrol in the Sarambwe Reserve (© Augustin Rwimo)

Recent studies show that the populations of African great apes are rapidly decreasing. To prevent this, conservationists always try to find out which...[details]

Translocation of Gorilla Populations?

December 1996

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Snares in the Mikeno Sector

June 2010

Rangers of the Virunga National Park with snares (© www.gorilla.cd)

Mount Visoke lies at the heart of mountain gorilla habitat - and so naturally the rangers of the Virunga National Park often venture onto the flanks...[details]

Gorilla Tourism on Mikeno

December 2009

Tourists with masks during their gorilla visit on Mikeno (© www.gorilla.cd)

Mountain gorilla tourism brings much needed revenue to the Virunga National Park for the conservation effort - but it also brings the threat of...[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]

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]

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]

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]

Construction of a New Patrol Post

June 2006

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Conservation of Western Lowland Gorillas

December 2005

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

Activities of the Local NGO VONA

December 2005

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]

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]

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]

New Action Plan for Western Lowland Gorilla Conservation

July 2015

Priority landscapes for western lowland gorilla and central chimpanzee conservation (Courtesy of Danielle LaBruna and Fiona Maisels)

Most of the world’s gorillas and about one-third of all chimpanzees live in Western Equatorial Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial...[details]

Participation in the World Congress of Rangers in Colorado

January 2017

The International Ranger Federation (IRF) is an international non-profit organisation that supports ranger groups worldwide who have chosen a...[details]

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