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Rainwater harvesting experts on all sides of the Virunga Massif

Rainwater harvesting experts on all sides of the Virunga Massif

Here's another story of people from different sides of the border working together to help their communities and reduce pressure on the Virunga... Read more »

World Water Day: Behind the scenes of a conservation water scheme

World Water Day: Behind the scenes of a conservation water scheme

A woman enters the Virunga Massif with her baby tied on her back. She's looking for a few jerricans of water to do the washing, cooking, and provide... Read more »

IGCP Launches Rainwater Harvesting Campaign in DRC

IGCP Launches Rainwater Harvesting Campaign in DRC

Perusi Florence and her brother Tuyambaze will start the year 2012 with a burden relieved. They will no longer walk an hour to fetch water every... Read more »

Efforts to improve access to water recognized

Efforts to improve access to water recognized

The International Gorilla Conservation Programme congratulates Imbere Heza for their recent recognition and award from the Rwandan Ministry of Public... Read more »

The water tank is only part of what is needed

The water tank is only part of what is needed

Last week, IGCP Director Eugène Rutagarama wrote about visiting the water tanks constructed around Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. This week we... Read more »

Water as a conduit to an <em>imbere heza</em> (better future)

Water as a conduit to an imbere heza (better future)

When I was in primary school, I was living in southwest Rwanda in a rural village. Our house, like those of our neighbors, was thatched with straw... Read more »

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  • IGCP Job Advert – Conservation Scientist

    IGCP Job Advert – Conservation Scientist

    The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) is recruiting a new staff position! Download the Conservation Scientist job advert for more details. Applications should be received by 5 PM Central Africa Time on...

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    Gorilla & community protectors in DRC receive training, equipment

    Gorilla & community protectors in DRC receive training, equipment

    Don't be alarmed. The photo above is not an emergency scene, it is a training scene. From October 3rd to 5th, 40 HuGo team members from different corners around the Mikeno sector participated in a training held in...

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    Daily info gathering by rangers feeds park planning

    Daily info gathering by rangers feeds park planning

    Data crunching. It's not very glamorous, but it is vitally important to the conservation of the critically-endangered mountain gorillas. Up-to-date, relevant and timely information is an essential prerequisite which...

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    Nose prints and mountain gorilla know-how

    Nose prints and mountain gorilla know-how

    All gorillas are just as physically and genetically different as you are from your neighbor. To know these differences helps to monitor mountain gorilla population demographic changes and health status of habituated...

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  • Back to the business of mountain gorilla monitoring

    Back to the business of mountain gorilla monitoring

    Monitoring the location and health of habituated mountain gorillas is something, under ideal circumstances, that happens every day. Unfortunately, the conditions in different parts of the Virunga Massif have been far...

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    A long and weary week

    A long and weary week

    It has been almost nine months of renewed insecurity in North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which includes the area where IGCP works alongside Virunga National Park for the conservation of the...

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    Concern remains for the mountain gorillas and people of Virunga National Park, DRC

    Concern remains for the mountain gorillas and people of Virunga National Park, DRC

    The status of Virunga National Park's mountain gorillas remains unknown as rebels continue to occupy the park's gorilla sector. It has been since May that M23 rebels - also referred to as the Congolese Revolutionary...

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    Population of mountain gorillas in Bwindi determined by census

    Population of mountain gorillas in Bwindi determined by census

    A census of mountain gorillas, Gorilla beringei beringei, conducted in 2011 in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, confirms a minimum population of 400 gorillas, raising the total world population of mountain...

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