Gorilla Groups

Individual measures have to be planned for every threat. In addition, it is important to know the local conditions and factor them into the planning. Measures which were successful in one place don't necessarily work everywhere. This is why it is very important for organisations to cooperate with people who know the respecitve conditions very well.

D. R. Congo, Virunga National Park,
Mikeno Sector - tourist groups

  Feb. 2008 Aug. 2008 Feb. 2009 May 2009 Apr. 2010 June 2012 Jan. 2013 Nov. 2016
Mapuwa 12 12 14 14 16 18 18 22
Kabirizi 32 31 33 34 36 33 37 19
Munyaga 5 5 5 5 6 7 8 9
Humba 9 9 10 12 12 16 16 10
Lulengo 5 7 6 6 8 4 9 9
Rugendo 5 5 9 9 5 7 8 9
Bageni               26
Nyakamwe               11

Solitary silverback males: Ruzirabwoba, Karateka, Mareru, Pilipili, Buhanga, Bukima, Mukunda 

Rwanda, Volcano National Park - tourist groups

  Feb. 2008 Sep. 2008 Feb. 2009 Aug. 2009 Dec. 2009 May 2011 Jan. 2014 July 2016
Suza A (Kurira) 38 40 40 41 28 30 28 17
Karisimbi (Suza B)         15 16 15 11
Amahoro 17 18 16 17 16 18 17 18
Umubano 9 9 9 11 11 12 11 12
Hirwa 12 18 13 11 12 16 9 19
Sabinyo 8 8 9 9 10 12 8 16
Gruppe 13 (Agashya) 23 25 24 26 22 25 25 20
Kwitonda 16 17 17 18 19 21 18 29
Igisha (Suza B)               26
Isimbi               14

Rwanda, Volcano National Park -
research groups

  Feb. 2008 Feb. 2009 Mai 2009 Dez. 2009 Mai 2011 Nov. 2012 Jan. 2014 Dez. 2016
Pablo 43 43 45 47 47 43 7 33
Shinda 26 28            
Isabukuru 5 7 9 10 11 11 16 19
Titus 10 10 7 6 7 9 ? 8
Kuryama 12 14 15 15 15 14 ? 8
Bwenge 9 11 10 11 11 9 11  
Inshuti   4 6 6 7      
Ntambara     10 11 11 12 17 9
Ugenda     19 12 14 9 11  
Urugamba       6 5 ?    
Musilikale             ? 13
Mafunzo               12
Giraneza               6
Iyambere               6

Uganda, Bwindi - Touristengruppen

  Feb. 2008 Feb. 2009 Dez. 2009 Juni 2010 Nov. 2010 Mai 2011 Jan. 2014 Aug. 2016
Mubare 10 9 5 5 5 5 9 11
Habinyanja 23 27 18 18 20 29 18 17
Rushegura 15 18 19 19 19 21 19 16
Nkuringo 18 20 20 19 19 17 19 12
Bitukura 15 13 12 12 13 14 14 13
Nshongi 28 45 34 34 25 22 18 7
Mishaya         10 12 7  
Oruzogo             23 17
Kahungye             13 17
Busingye             9 9
Bweza             10 12
Busharo               8
Bikingi               15

Uganda, Bwindi - research group

  Feb. 2009 Mai 2009 Aug. 2009 Juni 2010 Mai 2011 Jan. 2014 Aug. 2016
Kyagurilo 17 16 16 17 13 15 20
  Feb. 2008 Mai 2008 Sep. 2008 Feb. 2009 Juni 2010 Mai 2011 Jan. 2014 Aug. 2016
Nyakagezi* 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10

* The group travels between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo


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