IssuesJournal No. 48

Journal No. 48

  • Gorilla Journal no. 48, English, June 2014

Dear Gorilla Friends,

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 in Danger (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/137). To ensure that efforts are made to return endangered sites to their original status, UNESCO recommends...

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Two Leading Silverbacks Die

June 2014

Mishaya, the leader of the Mishaya group, died on 3 February, 2014 at the age of 28 years after a short illness. Preliminary results indicate that...[details]

Using Technology in the Mbe Mountains

June 2014

The Mbe Mountains form part of an important habitat corridor linking Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary to the Okwangwo Division of Cross River National...[details]

History of Habituated Gorillas in Bwindi

June 2014

Habituation of wild gorillas has long been a useful tool for research and conservation programs. Decisions to habituate gorillas typically reflect a...[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]

Gorilla Tourism - a Social Perspective

June 2014

Gorilla tourism and conservation can­not be sustained if it is not supported by fringe communities around the parks. Gorilla ecotourism areas are...[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]

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]

Bushmeat Trafficking in Switzerland

June 2014

Illegal meats for human consumption are smuggled daily into airports worldwide and some of this meat originates from wild species, including...[details]

General Meeting Held in Basel

April 2014

April 2014: Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe invited its members to Basel for the general members' meeting, which took place in the...[details]