As a coalition of three international conservation organizations, the International Gorilla Conservation Programme is unique. The African Wildlife Foundation, Fauna & Flora International, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (also known as the World Wildlife Fund) have joined forces to ensure the survival of the critically endangered mountain gorilla and its habitat.
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We are 10% towards our target of $2,000 to provide rainwater harvesting for two families.
Why getting water to people is important for mountain gorilla conservation
One of the resources that people are in desperate need of and that they enter parks in search of is WATER. Although the region is blessed with ample rainfall, the volcanic geology means that the rain that falls disappears quickly down the slopes or deep into the ground.
And when people en mass enter the parks in search for water, it causes habitat degradation and increases the risk of disease transmission from people to mountain gorillas . In addition, when people are the park, it increases the opportunity for other resource extraction like collection of timber for firewood.
Community members will be trained to construct these rainwater harvesting tanks themselves with locally-available materials, enabling them to build additional tanks and train others to do so as well.