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'Secrets in the Mist' celebrates enduring legacy of Dian Fossey
The life, and death, of Dian Fossey is the subject of an inspiring new TV mini-series
06 December 2017
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Back in November 2010, the Gorilla Organization helped send the 'Solar Sisters' to the Barefoot College in India, where they were trained in making and maintaining solar power technology, skills they have been itching to put into use in their home villages. Now the equipment they will install in their communities - all of which are at the edge of the Virunga National Park, home to more than half of the world's last-remaining mountain gorillas - has finally arrived in Goma, where it is being sorted by the Gorilla Organization's African field staff...
The Gorilla Organization has launched a Christmas appeal for vital funds to help support the brave men working on the very frontline of gorilla conservation. Money raised over the festive season will go towards helping men like Leonidas Barora, a member of Rwanda's indigenous Batwa community. For years, he was forced into the forests of the Volcanoes National Park in order to provide for his family. However, with our support, the 57-year-old has turned his life around and is now a member of the prestigious Sabyinyo II Volunteer Force of park rangers, putting his intimate knowledge of the forest to good use protecting the critically-endangered mountain gorillas...
Uganda has been named as the top tourist destination in the world by Lonely Planet. In particular, Lonely Planet praised Uganda's natural attractions, noting that wildlife has been "returning with a vengeance" since the days of Idi Amin, when big game was hunted to the brink of extinction...
Africa's most active volcano, Nyamuragira, has erupted once again, placing wildlife at risk. However, Gorilla Organization staff in Goma have confirmed that the nearby mountain gorilla population is safe...
A new mountain gorilla census is underway in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda, with conservationists confident numbers will have risen since the last count, back in 2006. Over the next couple of weeks, a multinational team of rangers, trackers and researchers, led by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, will criss-cross the national park in search of evidence of both groups of mountain gorillas and iniduals...
The Gorilla Organization is delighted to announce the winners of the 2011 Great Gorilla Raffle, the annual fundraising event that continues to generate thousands of pounds to support frontline conservation and poverty reduction programmes in Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo. The draw was made at the Gorilla Organization's London office by executive director Jillian Miller and fundraising officer Kym Dhudwar...
Conservationist and television presenter Bill Oddie fired the starting pistol for 2011’s Great Gorilla Run - London’s best charity fun run - this morning. Around 450 gorillas tackled a 7km course, which took them over Tower Bridge and past landmarks such as the Tate Modern and City Hall, much to the delight of hundreds of spectators...
Gorilla Organization staff and volunteers are gearing up for the 2011 Great Gorilla Run, set to take place in central London on the morning of Saturday 24 September. Conservationist, television presenter and national treasure Bill Oddie will once again be on hand to set hundreds of gorillas loose on the streets of the capital, with funds raised through the event to go towards supporting frontline conservation and development projects across central Africa...
Rwandan authorities have rescued an infant mountain gorilla from poachers who claim she was taken from the Virunga National Park in neighbouring DR Congo. The gorilla, who is believed to be around 15 months old, was rescued on Sunday night (August 7th) after three suspected poachers - two from Rwanda and one from DR Congo - were apprehended in Gisenyi, a city in the Rubavu District of Western Rwanda.
On 17 June 2011, the body of blackback gorilla Mizano was found by rangers monitoring the Habinyanja gorilla group in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Although the Uganda Wildlife Authority is still investigating, evidence suggests that three poachers had killed a small antelope caught in a snare when they came across young Mizano in the forest. The gorilla seems to have died from spear wounds inflicted by the poachers...
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