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  • View across Ebo river valley from Ebo Forest (© Bethan Morgan)

First Twins Born to Habituated Western Lowland Gorillas

January 2017

At the end of January 2016 the Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas complex in the Central African Republic recorded the first ever western lowland gorilla...[details]

The "Walk through the Dja"

January 2017

The conservation action plan for western lowland gorillas and central chimpanzees identifies 18 priority landscapes (IUCN 2014). One of them is the...[details]

Gorilla Habituation for Research and Tourism in Loango

January 2017

Two components of gorilla conservation are research and tourism. Research provides the baseline information concerning the natural ecological and...[details]

Using Remote Video Camera Traps for Multi-Species Assessments in Gabon

July 2015

Camera trap (© Josephine Head)

Accurate population assessments of endangered species are of great importance for determining conservation priorities and measuring the success of...[details]

Community-led Conservation Action in the Ebo Forest, Cameroon

July 2015

ACTRIFE family photo after the general assembly at Douala

The Ebo forest in Littoral Region, Cameroon harbours a rich biodiversity of primates, including gorillas and chimpanzees. The government of Cameroon...[details]

Update: Conflict in the Central African Republic

December 2014

The Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas (DSPA), located in the southwestern Central African Republic (CAR) and the northern edge of the Congo basin, is...[details]

Park Protects Swamp Dwelling Gorillas

July 2013

Swampy forest with Marantaceae

In 2000, WCS Senior Conservationist, and National Geographic explorer, Mike Fay set off on his now famous MegaTransect through the forests of Central...[details]

Gorillas in the Dimonika Biosphere Reserve

July 2013

Approaching the Dimonika Biosphere Reserve

Designated in 1988 under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program, Dimonika Biosphere Reserve is located in the central Mayombe Mountain chain in the...[details]

Guide Refresher Training at Bai Hokou and Mongambe

January 2013

The Primate Habituation Programme (PHP) in the Central African Republic is an integral part of the conservation activities of Dzanga-Sangha Protected...[details]

Ebo: Clubs des Amis des Gorilles

April 2012

Near the Ebo forest, Bethan Morgan and Ekwoge Enang Abwe are starting to develop “Clubs des Amis des Gorilles” in each of the villages closest to the...[details]

Feeding Ecology of Sympatric Apes

January 2012

A silverback gorilla looking for fruits in Loango (© Josephine Head)

Examining dietary composition and overlap between species living within the same environment is important for improving our understanding of their...[details]

Response to Oil Prospecting in Gabon

December 2010

A hole for the dynamite is prepared. (© Luisa Rabanal)

As the world's oil reserves continue to decline, interest from major petroleum companies in the largely unexploited reserves of African oil...[details]

Readaptation of an Injured Juvenile

December 2010

Petit Ngoû before the injury (15 August 2008) (© Chieko Ando)

Since 2003, we have been trying to habituate western gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) for the purpose of scientific research in Moukalaba-Doudou...[details]

Bai Hokou

June 2010

Shelly Masi with Makumba (© Ngombo Diedone)

The south-western region of the Central African Republic includes one of the most pristine tropical forests in the whole of Africa. Located in the...[details]

Gorillas of the Ebo Forest - Conservation

June 2010

Map of the proposed Ebo National Park (© Angela Meder, adapted from a map by Bethan Morgan)

In November 2002 a population of gorillas was "discovered" in the Ebo forest of southwestern Cameroon, less than 100 km north of the Sanaga...[details]

Western Gorilla Life History

December 2009

Side profiles of gorillas of different life-history classes. The two photos in each row present a typical example of the life-history classes used in this study (from top: infang, juvenile, subadult, blackback, young silverback and adult female/adult silverback (© Thomas Breuer)

Gorillas are known among the great apes for their fast life history patterns. In zoos it is common for female gorillas to give birth before reaching...[details]

Bushmeat Investigation Trip

December 2009

Logging concessions around the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park (© Angela Meder)

Republic of Congo: in March 2009 I made a tour of the various markets in Ouesso, and for the first time realized the real ubiquity of bushmeat in...[details]

Western Gorilla Tourism

June 2009

Silverback activity budget by human group type (© Chloe Hodgkinson)

Following the widely perceived success of mountain gorilla tourism, there has been increasing interest in developing tourism based on the observation...[details]

First Observation of the Birth of a Western Gorilla in the Wild

June 2008

Mowane riding on Malui’s back (© Kate Bracewell)

On the 4th December 2007, staff of the Dzanga-Sangha's Primate Habituation Programme (PHP) witnessed the birth of a new gorilla infant into the...[details]

The Gorillas of the Ebo Forest, Cameroon

June 2008

The mountains of the Ebo Forest near Locndeng (© Bethan Morgan)

Cameroon is an important country for both gorillas and chimpanzees. To the south of the Sanaga River, western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla...[details]

Conservation of Gorillas in Mbeli Bai

December 2007

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Western Gorilla Tourism

December 2006

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The Gorillas of the Ebo Forest

June 2004

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JGI in the Mengamé Reserve

December 2003

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Tourism in Dzanga-Sangha

February 2001

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Human Impact on Gorilla Behaviour

June 2010

Leanne Van der Weyde viewing the gorillas (© Michelle Klailova)

Western lowland gorilla tourism exists on a considerably smaller scale than that of the high profile mountain gorillas. Yet the successful...[details]

The Mbeli Bai Gorillas

December 1999

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Gorilla Studies in Nouabalé-Ndoki

December 1999

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Gorillas in the Odzala National Park

December 1999

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July 2009

The silverback Papa Gentil in Group Gentil (Sept. 2007) (© Chieko Ando)

Since 1999, a long-term survey of gorillas and chimpanzees has been conducted by Kyoto University in Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon. The...[details]

Great Ape Hunting in Lobeke

February 2001

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Conservation of Great Apes in Cameroon

December 2001

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Tri-National de la Sangha

December 2002

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]