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Journal No. 47

  • Gorilla Journal no. 47, English, December 2013

Dear Gorilla Friends,

it has been approximately two decades since Sarambwe Forest descended into chaos, with the potential to end in the degradation of its ecosystems or even its total destruction. As the forest was classified as a production forest, several timber traders...

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Restoration in Eastern Congo

March 2014

Trackers in front of the Sarambwe patrol post that cannot be used at the moment (© Claude Sikubwabo)

The rebel group M23 stopped fighting at the beginning of November 2013 and gave up. They had been fighting the Congolese army in eastern Congo for...[details]

Geriatric Gorillas

January 2014

Colo (© Grahm S. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)

December 22, 1956, was a historic day for the zoological world as we welcomed the first successful zoo gorilla birth - a female, eventually...[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]

Oil Palm Plantations in Africa

January 2014

The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) has its origin in West Africa. Palm oil is a common cooking ingredient in equatorial Africa, Southeast Asia and...[details]

Bushmeat Hunting Changes African Rainforests

January 2014

Hunting often devastates populations of large mammals, and this may have impact on other animal and plant communities. In two recent studies (Effiom...[details]

The Economic Value of Virunga Park

November 2013

Drawing from the report (© WWF)

In response to the granting of oil concessions in Virunga National Park (Virunga) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), WWF launched a...[details]

Landslides Hit Afi Sanctuary

January 2014

The Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary (AMWS) occupies approximately 100 km² in the north-western area of the Afi River Forest Reserve in the northern...[details]

Gorillas and Other Primates Discussed in Nairobi

November 2013

We attended the 19th International Scientific Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, from 11 to 13 September 2013. It was jointly organised by the Institute...[details]