A few years ago, when I was well into my now 30-year career studying gorillas, my father asked me, 'Don't we know enough about gorillas by now?'...[details]
When Astrid Ebert and Thomas Schulz visited Bwindi National Park and its gorillas 10 years ago, they were delighted. In view of the Corona pandemic...[details]
The silverback Rafiki was killed in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, presumably by poachers. Rafiki was a member of the mountain gorilla group...[details]
Taking into account the latest census from Bwindi-Sarambwe, and including the figures for Virunga gorillas from the 2015-2016 census, the global total...[details]
Finding food and mates is vital for all animals, so that they can grow, maintain metabolic functions, and reproduce. The way animals use their...[details]
It is with great sadness to inform you about the loss of one of my favorite gorillas in Bwindi, Kanyonyi, the lead silverback of Mubare group. He died...[details]
"One Health" is an approach that addresses human, animal and ecosystem health together. We founded Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) in 2003...[details]
When powerful silverbacks jostle for dominance within a group, they can sustain very serious injuries with their long canine teeth. Over the last 30...[details]
The Bwindi Apes Conservation Education Partnership (BACEP) is a collaborative project of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology...[details]
All animals - including humans - must eat to survive. The energy derived from food is necessary to sustain basic metabolic and muscle functions,...[details]
We estimate that Rukina was born around 1984. He was well identified as a group member of the Kyagurilo Group in the late 1990s when he was a young...[details]
Conflict between people and animals is one of the main threats to the continued survival of many wildlife species and also represents risks to local...[details]
Mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, live in one of the poorest regions of Africa. This creates a major challenge for...[details]
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 his...[details]
Habituation of wild gorillas has long been a useful tool for research and conservation programs. Decisions to habituate gorillas typically reflect a...[details]
Conservation education acts as a bridge between researchers and community members by taking research and turning it into fun and engaging information...[details]
Gorilla tourism and conservation cannot be sustained if it is not supported by fringe communities around the parks. Gorilla ecotourism areas are...[details]
A census of the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park conducted in 2011 confirms a minimum population of 400 gorillas, raising the world...
The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is listed as Critically Endangered (C1) by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature...
Human–wildlife conflict is a major conservation and management issue wherever people and wildlife coexist. It can take many forms, including the...
Uganda, June 2011: After our fascinating hike through the Ruwenzoris and a short safari in the Queen Elizabeth National Park we were looking forward...
The project "Mountains of the Moon" was founded in the middle of 2008, with the aim of contributing to the protection of species through the...
The nature and frequency of human contact with wild primates is changing as a result of hunting, human encroachment on wildlife habitats, research,...
Accurate population size estimates are an essential part of every effective management plan for conserving endangered species. Censusing rare and...
The Nkuringo group ranges at the edge of the southeastern part of Bwindi. Its habituation started in 1996 and it was not completed until 1998; the...[details]