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On Saturday 27 September 2008, at 10:45am, the sun shone and crowds gathered to watch 735 people dressed as gorillas storm the streets of London for the best ever Great Gorilla Run!

Conservationist and television presenter Bill Oddie, fired the starting gun and set the runners off on what he later described to BBC News as “the most fun event for conservation anywhere in the world”. What a fantastic endorsement!

The atmosphere was buzzing and the costumes ...

At the Gorilla Organization's resource centre in Goma, DR Congo, preparations have begun for the annual tree ceremony that takes place in October. To the great surprise and honor of the Gorilla Organization’s Congolese staff the preparations were visited by the parliamentary president of North Kivu province, Mr Leon Barihanga Rutuye.

Mr Barihanga admired the different species of trees growing at the Goma resource centre which will be distributed to local people living ...
It is with great pain that the Gorilla Organization announces the death of Musangania, a five year old gorilla from the Lusenge Family from Mount Tshiaberimu, DR Congo. Musangania was found dead near the Gorilla Organization’s ranger patrol base at Burusi, at 9 am on Saturday 30 August 2008, by the head of the monitoring team. The death came as a complete shock to the entire team at Mount Tshiaberimu. Since the death of two adult females in February and May this year, the ...

In anticipation of the 2008 Great Gorilla Run, which this year takes place on 27 September, former World champion and Olympic Gold Medallist, Sally Gunnell, took to the trees of Go Ape’s high wire adventure course in Surrey to promote what promises to be the greatest Great Gorilla Run yet.

Joined by some furry friends, Sally was snapped zipping through the forest’s canopy, just weeks before hundreds of gorilla suited runners will take to the streets of London to run ...

Since the civil war began in DR Congo in the mid 1990s, more than120 park rangers have been killed in the line of duty, and in 2007 nine gorillas lost their lives as a result of conflict inside the national park. To put an end to this devastation, from 13 to 14 August, 2008, a conflict resolution forum was held in Goma, DR Congo, to discuss the management of the park and put in place some guidelines to prevent any future tragedies.

The Gorilla Organization joined other conservation ...

Dominique Bikaba is coordinator of Pole Pole Foundation (POPOF), a local NGO aiming to involve local communities in the conservation of Kahuzi Biega National Park, in DR Congo. Kahuzi Biega National Park is one of the last remaining habitats of the endangered eastern lowland gorilla, and in August 2008 Dominique came to the UK to learn more about international conservation efforts and take part in the International Primatological Society Congress.


The International Primatological ...

In February and May this year, two rare female gorillas living in the isolated forest on Mount Tshiaberimu, DR Congo, died after contracting the Shigella virus. The loss of two breeding females left the fragile Tshiaberimu population with just 19 gorillas, and the Gorilla Organization was gravely concerned that if any more gorillas died the population would not survive.

Since the deaths, the Mount Tshiaberimu Conservation Project team, a collaborative effort between the Gorilla ...

An estimated 125,000 Western lowland gorillas have been found in two adjacent areas in northern Republic of Congo. The exciting discovery brings renewed hope for the Western lowland gorilla sub-species, currently classified as Critically Endangered, and previously thought to number fewer than 50,000 across their entire range.
 
Jillian Miller, executive director of The Gorilla Organization said; “the discovery of such a large population of Western lowland gorillas is ...

An emotional ceremony held in recognition of the efforts and sacrifices made by ICCN park rangers working in the Virunga National Park to protect Mountain gorillas took place on Thursday July 15 in Goma, Eastern DR Congo.

The ceremony, which was chaired by Mrs. Claudia McMurray, US Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment and Science and the Governor of North Kivu Province, saw 22 ICCN guards receive an award in recognition of their bravery and dedication to conservation ...
It was with great pride and honour that on 21 June 2008, the Gorilla Organization was invited by the Rwandan office of tourism and national parks (ORTPN) to name one of the 20 baby Mountain gorillas named at this year’s official gorilla naming ceremony.

Emmanuel Bugingo, the Gorilla Organization’s Rwanda programme manager, joined the Rwandan Prime Minister Bernard Makuza, and First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, name the infant gorilla at the Kwita Izina ceremony. The ceremony, ...
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