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Honorary President Stanley Johnson enters celebrity jungle
The Gorilla Organization's Honorary President Stanley Johnson is set to enter the "I'm a Celebrity....
16 November 2017
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During the afternoon of 23 January a peace agreement was signed in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, by the Congolese government and a number of armed rebel groups. The agreement supports an immediate ceasefire and brings hope for the endangered Mountain gorillas who have been living amidst the conflict in the Virunga National Park.
18 December 2007
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During December, The Independent newspaper will be publishing stories on the Gorilla Organization's work as part of its 2007 Christmas Charity Appeal.  

There is a great prize to be won in the struggle to conserve wildlife in Africa, amid the continent's overwhelming poverty. We could call it the invisible fence.  It does what a conventional fence is meant to do: it keeps people away from places where their activities or even their presence might cause environmental ...
On 29 November 2007, the Gorilla Organization celebrated the 10th anniversary of its successful community conservation programme - a programme that gives local people the capacity to embrace conservation by helping communities to survive independently of the gorillas’ forest. Events took place throughout the Gorilla Organization’s programme area in Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo.

At Mt Tshiaberimu, one of the organisations flagship projects that combines community conservation ...
On 19 November 2007, 20,000 trees were distributed to the population living around Kahuzi Biega National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in the Gorilla Organization’s annual tree distribution ceremony organised in partnership with Pole Pole Foundation (POPOF). The trees, which had be nurtured for six months in the POPOF tree nursery, will be re-planted by local people to form part of the buffer zone for the gorilla national park.

The ceremony was launched by the ...
On 29 November 2007 the Gorilla Organization will celebrate a decade of its community conservation programme – a pioneering approach that engages local communities in the preservation of gorillas and their natural habitat. Celebrations will take place around the Virunga Volcanoes spanning Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo and involve local politicians, the ...
On Friday 26 October, the Gorilla Organization signed the ‘Paris Agreement on the Conservation of Gorillas and their Habitat’, also known as the Gorilla Agreement.
In early September 2007 rebel soldiers moved into the gorilla sector of the Virungas National Park, DR Congo, taking control of the ranger patrol posts and preventing the rangers from carrying out their regular gorilla monitoring duties.

The rebel soldiers are from General Nkunda’s troops, a force that claims to be fighting to defend the ethnic Tutsi minority. Nkunda told the BBC that he accuses the Congolese government of backing Hutu militias who fled into Congo after the ...
During the early morning of Monday 3 September rebels took control of the gorilla sector in the Virungas National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).
The Gorilla Organization’s staff in Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed that the remains of a fifth gorilla have been found in the Virunga National Park, following the gruesome massacre in July 2007.

The body has been identified as that of Micibiri, an adult female also from the Rugedno family. Micibiri had a young infant when she was killed, who has sadly not been seen since the terrible events of 24 July ...
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