Visiting mountain gorillas is popular, and many of the visitors proudly present proof of their gorilla trekking in social media. However, to obtain...[details]
In their natural habitat, gorillas come into contact with humans from time to time. Humans have hunted gorillas probably ever since they came to live in the same habitat, but over the past decades the relationship between people and gorillas has become more multifaceted. In some regions gorillas have been habituated to the presence of humans, at first for research, later also for Tourism. This habituation has also led to new Conflicts, in addition to the ones that had been known previously.
The Simple Connection: Emerging Zoonotic Diseases and Human Health
'Bushmeat' is a term used to refer to wild meat in Africa, where forests are...[details]
Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. On 6 January, two of the...[details]
Regardless of the scotching sun and laborious work, a delighted face is the perfect description of Jean Bosco Ntawukibiwabo, as he works on a 3 m deep...[details]
For many households around mountain gorilla parks, tourism has been their lifeline. That is until the COVID-19 pandemic affected the tourism industry...[details]
Zoonoses are infectious diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans. Among viruses alone, there are more than 1,000 human pathogens,...[details]
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Never before have we understood the concept of One Health more...[details]
The silverback Rafiki was killed in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, presumably by poachers. Rafiki was a member of the mountain gorilla group...[details]
Many gorilla friends have already asked themselves this question. So far, the answer is not yet known. However, since many other viruses are dangerous...[details]
The past two years have proven challenging for the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center, the world's only sanctuary for...[details]
Hunting, habitat loss and fragmentation are the main threats to the survival of the Cross River gorilla Gorilla gorilla diehli (Bergl 2012; Imong et...[details]
Great ape conservation experts from the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently...[details]
In November 2017, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) received a report of a lone male Cross River gorilla sighted near two Nigerian villages (Ofambe...[details]
Cameroon is home to many primate species of high conservation value, including drills, Preuss's red colobus, and gorillas (Morgan et al. 2011). Both...[details]
This is a quote regularly heard among communities around the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after...[details]
It is widely acknowledged that the long-term conservation of African primates depends largely on Africans themselves, and this requires that Africans...[details]
In the Lebialem highlands of Southwest Cameroon, people say that if a hunter kills a gorilla, a person (often a village notable) dies. Connected by a...[details]
Located in the Kasugho region of North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), near the Tayna Nature Reserve, the Gorilla Rehabilitation...[details]
Art of Conservation (AoC) is pleased to celebrate our first 7 years of successful creative learning and community development programs about...[details]
The Bambidie Gorilla Project (BGP), founded in 2008, aims to preserve a population of western lowland gorillas, between the villages of...
Some of the largest tracts of forest habitat in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo are located in the Walikale and Lubutu territories....
After the sequencing of the gorilla genome, the authors report unexpected results. The standard view of the evolutionary relationship between the...[details]
Uganda, June 2011: After our fascinating hike through the Ruwenzoris and a short safari in the Queen Elizabeth National Park we were looking forward...
Mountain Gorilla Orphans
On November 23, 2010, 9-year-old female Maisha and 7-year-old male Kaboko moved from the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary...[details]
Over the last 12 years, UK-charity The Aspinall Foundation has been running a unique western lowland gorilla rehabilitation and reintroduction project...[details]
Western lowland gorilla tourism exists on a considerably smaller scale than that of the high profile mountain gorillas. Yet the successful habituation...[details]