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Journal No. 37

  • Gorilla Journal no. 37, English, December 2008

Dear Gorilla Friends,

the history of the “new gorilla group” in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park dates from 2004 when WCS conducted a survey of the area. During that year, the group was observed for the fi rst time in the Mugaba tourism area. On a second occasion, it was observed by patrolling rangers in the areas of Madirhiri and Mugaba.

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A New Approach to Gorilla Conservation: "Gorilla Guardians"

December 2008

Potential gorilla guardians (© Amelia Stott, WCS Takamanda-Mone Landscape Project)

A new community-based approach to the conservation of some of the most remote (and hence least protected) groups of Cross River gorillas is currently...[details]

Important Forest Corridor for Gorillas under Threat

December 2008

The Afi River Forest Reserve survey team

The Afi River Forest Reserve is an area lying between two sites in Nigeria where the Cross River gorilla is known to occur - the Afi Mountain...[details]

Rapid Decline in the Largest Group of Mountain Gorillas

December 2008

Interaction between the Pablo group and Beetsme’s group (© Veronica Vecellio, DFGFI)

Pablo's group is the largest habituated group of mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, or anywhere in the world. The group was...[details]

New Gorilla Population Estimates in Northern Republic of Congo

December 2008

Petunia with her son Asta while visiting Mbeli Bai (© Thomas Breuer)

On 5 August, 2008, at the XXII International Primatological Society Congress in Edinburgh, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced the...[details]

A GIS Habitat Map for the Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary, Cameroon

December 2008

Kagwene monitoring (© Ymke Warren)

The Cross River gorilla is the most endangered of all great ape taxa, and its rare and increasingly fragmented populations continue to be threatened...[details]

Possible Goundou in Gorillas

December 2008

Specimen A (© Colin Groves)

It is generally recognised that naturally occurring treponematosis is found in some African nonhuman primates. In addition, bone lesions of...[details]

A New Gorilla Group in Kahuzi-Biega

December 2008

The history of the "new gorilla group" in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park dates from 2004 when WCS conducted a survey of the area. During...[details]

Wildlife Crime in Cameroon and Operations' Impact

December 2008

Abong Mbang, January 2008 (© LAGA)

Illegal trade in apes is an issue that has suffered from great confusion and lack of knowledge for a very long time. While endless popular bushmeat...[details]

The Power of Local Stories in Lebialem, Cameroon

December 2008

© Denis Ndeloh

Cross River gorillas are found in isolated forest blocks including the Bechati-Fossimondi-Besali forest area in Lebialem Division, southwest...[details]

Another Way to Protect Biodiversity - Community Conservation

December 2008

© André Byamungu

For a number of years the Congolese government has been campaigning in support of endangered animal and plant species, and has created a new...[details]