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Participants of the meeting to agree on the border held at the Sarambwe ranger post (© Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe)

End in Sight for the Conflict over the Sarambwe Nature Reserve

Categories: Journal no. 58, Gorilla Journal, Success Stories, Conflicts, Protective Measures, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sarambwe, Mountain Gorilla

The Sarambwe Nature Reserve is well known for its location on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, and its contiguity with Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP). The reserve covers an area of nearly 900 ha and is full of animals. Among them are 6 species of primates: mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes),baboon (Papio anubis), black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza), blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) and red-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius).

Based on the level of encroachment, the reserve can be divided into three blocks in a south to north direction. The southern block, which borders the BINP, includes...

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