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Nyakagezi Gorillas Return to the Park

Nyakagezi Gorillas Return to the Park

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It was proclaimed that gorillas are back in Mgahinga National park. This was after a prolonged 3 years’ disappearance of gorilla which had crossed to Rwanda Pac des Volcanos which is also home to these endangered mountain Gorillas. The habituated Mgahinga family of Nyakagezi had reduced from 11 in number to seven gorillas. As more

Virunga Gorilla Census Results Out

Virunga Gorilla Census Results Out

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The census of the Virunga Volcanoes mountain gorilla population carried out during September and October 2003 has shown a 17% increase in population size since 1989. Their number is now estimated as a total of 380 gorillas. Six teams had traversed the entire gorilla habitat range, searching for fresh signs of gorilla groups. Their night

Ten Years of Gorilla Tourism in Mgahinga

Ten Years of Gorilla Tourism in Mgahinga

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In December, 1989, a gorilla and nature conservation project was established on the Ugandan side of the Virunga Volcanoes. Biologist and historian Klaus-Jürgen Sucker started to develop the project with support from the Deutscher Tierschutzbund (German Society for the Protection of Animals), from the Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe and, later, from CIM (Center for International

Max-Walter Baumgärtel Is Dead

Max-Walter Baumgärtel Is Dead

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With Walter Baumgärtel died a pioneer whose concern was the survival of the mountain gorillas. When he saw them for the first time and recognized the threat to their survival, he developed a concept for their conservation. He realized that it was only possible to protect the gorillas effectively by conserving their habitat. His idea

State of Gorillas

State of Gorillas in Mgahinga Park, August 1997 to July 1998

State of Gorillas in Mgahinga Park, August 1997 to July 1998

State of Gorillas

A survey is complete to establish the state of the gorillas in Mgahinga National Park. The aim of the survey was to determine the number of mountain gorillas that use Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, which area and which time of the year. Emphasis was laid on unhabituated groups. A team of 4 experienced rangers was

Klaus-Jürgen Sucker

Klaus-Jürgen Sucker: The Gorilla Conservationist Killed on Duty

Klaus-Jürgen Sucker: The Gorilla Conservationist Killed on Duty

Klaus-Jürgen Sucker

It is impressive to note what Klaus-Jürgen Sucker achieved during the 5 years that he worked in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, a habitat of the mountain gorillas on the northern side of the Virunga Volcanoes. From 1989 until the sudden end of his work in 1994, the protected area was enlarged and turned into

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