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Journal No. 36

  • Gorilla Journal no. 36, English, June 2008

Dear Gorilla Friends,

the  liberation  of  the  Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP) corridor requires decisiveness and cooperation from the Congolese  State, and  also from the international community. The KBNP is not only a national treasure, but a treasure of humanity: a World Heritage.

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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]