Mountain gorillas are sub-species of the eastern gorillas and inhabit the dense jungles of the unique four national parks of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the great Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda. The world’s population of mountain gorillas currently
The Human Cost of Saving Uganda Gorillas: A Case Study of Batwa Sacrifice2016-08-24T10:46:03+03:00 Conservation
With mountain gorillas found in south western part of Uganda in the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park, the two national parks are restricted from human settlement mostly to the Batwa who make 1% of Uganda’s total population. Bwindi and Mgahinga were initially tropical rain forests which were gazetted into national
Mountain Gorilla Countries Focus on Tourism & Conservation2016-07-11T09:34:21+03:00 Conservation
The three countries Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo that own the Virunga transboundary National parks and a home to the world mountain gorillas a highlight to many Africa safaris. Tourists visit these countries every day for wonderful wildlife experience that has been irreplaceable for a while. Having the same attractions each country copies
Spreading the wealth from mountain gorillas2016-07-06T13:54:14+03:00 Conservation
Having mountain gorillas in your backyard can, in many ways, be seen as a curse. They occasionally raid the gardens you depend on and work so hard to cultivate. And each and every day you see foreigners coming and going and spending money that never seems to benefit your family. Now, though, people who live
From Profile to Vision: Community Based Planning in Uganda2016-07-06T13:35:49+03:00 Conservation
The EEEGL Project has intervened in a number of areas in Uganda and Rwanda, working at multiple levels and sectors to improve enterprise, environment and equity in areas around the mountain gorilla parks. One of the greatest successes of EEEGL is the work to facilitate community-based mapping and planning.
The Gorilla Levy funds household livelihood projects2016-07-01T15:20:51+03:00 Conservation
In September 2008, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) decreed the establishment of Gorilla Levy Funds designated to benefit communities in the Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area (BMCA). Funds accrued from the sale of gorilla permits are channeled to local government authorities as a conditional grant.
Two Virunga National Park Rangers Bareke and Butsitsi have attended Special Training on gorilla conservation in Rwanda. With all the daunting challenges faced by Virunga’s rangers, working smart, as well as hard, is key. Covering 7,800 square kilometers of park is no easy task under any circumstances and especially not with a small ranger force.
The park is well known for its mountain gorilla population, but up in the north, a small group of Grauer’s gorillas (eastern lowland gorillas) are struggling to survive. They live in a small isolated forest called Mount Tshiaberimu, just 77 square kilometers in size, northwest of Lake Edward. This gorilla population is down to just
Batwa – Cross-cutting efforts to integrate Historically Marginalized People2011-10-24T14:38:50+03:00 Conservation
“To be marginalized” in a Rwandan society means that you don’t have access to opportunities as other members of your community, and that lack of equal opportunity persists from generation to generation. What it feels like, day-to-day, is that your children are not able to freely play with your neighbor’s children, or that you are
Assessing Impacts from Community Conservation Interventions in Rwanda2011-04-14T14:49:44+03:00 Conservation
Volcanoes National Park is Rwanda’s part of the Virunga region. It is one of the intensely protected national park in Africa. A recent comprehensive survey conducted by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund- International’s Karisoke Research Center, CARE International’s Enterprise, Equity and the Environment in the Greater Virunga Landscape Project, and the International Gorilla Conservation Programme