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Rwanda celebrates the birth of 19 baby gorillas

KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda will for the 8th time celebrate the birth of 19 baby gorillas and the naming of 1 female adult at this year’s annual Kwita Izina ceremony scheduled for June 16, 2012, under t

Gorilla tourism shows results for Rwanda local economy

(eTN) - The Ruhengeri/Musanze area of Rwanda is best known around the world for being the access point for tracking the famous mountain gorillas living up by the volcanic mountains, which form the eve

Nakumatt gives boost to gorilla conservation

(eTN) – One of East Africa’s leading retail giants, Kenya’s Nakumatt, has made good on a pledge made earlier in the year to donate 1 percent of its revenue accrued during the month of June in th

Rwanda gorilla report raises tourism questions

(eTN) A report released by the American Journal for Primatology, coinciding with the

Friend a Gorilla campaign to move to US schools

The campaign for the conservation of the mountain gorillas, and by extension for www.friendagorilla.org, has taken another step, when Hollywood celeb Simon Curtis returned for the second time in a yea

Uganda Wildlife Authority confirms added habituation

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has just confirmed that two added groups of gorillas are presently under habituation.

Uganda Wildlife Authority habituation of new gorilla group

Information was received from the Uganda Wildlife Authority that work has begun to habituate another group of mountain gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Friend a Gorilla needs extra boost

The gorilla conservation campaign, launched during the UN Year of the Gorilla 2009 by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, has sadly lagged behind projected friend numbers, as during a recent visit to the w

UN Year of the Gorilla 2009 ends

While the official celebratory year dedicated to the mountain gorillas is officially coming to an end, the campaign towards conserving their environment and species continues and will remain a major f

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Congo Brazzaville accused over wanton gorilla poaching

Investigative reporters working hand in hand with key international conservation NGOs have launched a broadside against the government in Congo Brazzaville over the large-scale killings of the endange

Rwanda’s “King of the Gorillas” passes away

One of Rwanda’s most recognized and venerable silverbacks, also often fondly called the ‘King of the Gorillas,” died earlier this week at the age of just over 35 years, having been born on Augus

Virtual gorilla tracking moves into take-off phase

A press briefing by the Minister of State for Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities, Hon. Serapio Rukundo at the Uganda Media Center, took place earlier in the week in Kampala.

Uganda Wildlife Authority to launch new gorilla group

UWA has now set the dates for the formal launch of the most recently habituated and arguably largest gorilla group (34 members) visitors can see in any of the tracking locations in eastern Africa.

Fire devastates section of gorilla park forest

RWANDA, Africa - A forest fire over the weekend destroyed nearly 10 hectares of prime forest inside the famed Parc de Volcanoes, home to the mountain gorillas found along the border triangle of Rwanda

Trekking to the mountain gorillas in the Rwandan highlands

Our day of trekking started early, with a 4:30 am departure from the hotel in Kigali, to make it in time for the 7:00 am briefing by park staff at the headquarters of the "Parc de Volcanoes" near Ruhe

International gorilla forum held in Kigali

A one-day meeting in Kigali on Wednesday, June 17 was dedicated to the conservation of the endangered mountain gorilla, of which less than 800 now survive in the mountainous border region of Rwanda, U