IssuesJournal No. 43

Journal No. 43

  • Gorilla Journal Nr. 43, English, December 2011

Dear Gorilla Friends,

conservation in the Maïko National Park (MNP) remains difficult: the intensity of threats to the park has not decreased. It is an enormous challenge to keep these threats and their consequences within acceptable limits. One of the main threats to the fauna and flora of the park is the commercial exploitation of...

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and re­search­ers working on the ground at different sites often face the challenge of accessing valuable yet unpublished...[details]

Feeding Ecology of Sympatric Apes

January 2012

A silverback gorilla looking for fruits in Loango (© Josephine Head)

Examining dietary composition and overlap between species living within the same environment is important for improving our understanding of their...[details]

The 2011 Kwita Izina

January 2012

Performance at the Kwita Izina (© Gabriele Müller-Jensen)

Rwanda demonstrates how much the country values its few remaining mountain gorillas. Every year, Kwita Izina is celebrated in June. All mountain...[details]

New Gorilla Orphan Confiscated

January 2012

Ihirwe

A new orphan gorilla infant arrived in the night on Sunday, August 7th, 2011, at the care facility in Kinigi, Rwanda operated by the Dian Fossey...[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]

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]

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]