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Journal No. 56

  • Gorilla Journal no. 56, June 2018

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New Population Estimate for Western Lowland Gorillas

June 2018

In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, Samantha Strindberg, Fiona Maisels and 52 coauthors provide the most comprehensive assessment...[details]

Education Efforts Prevent a "Blackback" Cross River Gorilla from Being Killed

June 2018

In November 2017, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) received a report of a lone male Cross River gorilla sighted near two Nigerian villages (Ofambe...[details]

First Phase of Street Lighting in Mwenga Centre

June 2018

The Democratic Republic of the Congo teems with important natural and biological resources. As they are so important for growth, development, the...[details]

Certified Gorilla Friendly - Safeguarding Gorilla Tourism as a Conservation Tool

June 2018

The International Gorilla Conservation Programme has been operating for more than 25 years, and has provided financial and technical support for the...[details]

Being a Good Guest - A Guide for Tourists Visiting Gorillas

June 2018

As with many types of wildlife tourism, viewing gorillas has grown in popularity since the 1980s. Currently tourists can visit more than 20 gorilla...[details]

Memories - Working with Two Mountain Gorillas in the Cologne Zoo

June 2018

The two mountain gorillas from the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda, Coco and Pucker, arrived in the Cologne Zoo in May 1969. At that time it was a very...[details]

Gorillas in our Midst: the Current Whereabouts of Coco and Pucker

June 2018

Dian Fossey's famous book Gorillas in the Mist (1983) contains several memorable episodes from her years of studying the mountain gorillas in the...[details]

Number of Virunga Gorillas Increased again!

May 2018

In 2015 to 2016 another gorilla census was conducted in the Virunga Volcanoes - and as the censuses before, the result was very positive again. It...[details]

More Rangers Killed in Virunga National Park

April 2018

During a rebel attack on 9 April 2018, five rangers and a driver were killed. Another ranger was wounded. The team was ambushed while driving through...[details]